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This weeks roundup of photography tutorials and links

©Keith Barnes

From Toad via Lightstalking this weeks selection of the best. “This week has been full of great tutorials, photography and truly interesting blogs to enjoy and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy collecting links to share with everyone.  The end result is this comprehensive page of great resources to visit showcasing incredible talents and posts in the exciting field of photography.  We sincerely hope you enjoy the sites in this list as much as the Toad did in bringing them to you.”

Check out the Toad’s photoblog featuring Canadian landscapes and historical artifacts, and his Fine Art Photography website.

Here is a taste of some on offer

TUTORIALS

How to Shoot Silhouette Photography – this is a thought-provoking and very clear tutorial on how best to achieve silhouette based photography.  These great tips and tricks will help everyone to achieve the exact results they are going for in this genre, and it’s an article that is truly worth the time to read.

Back To Arizona – this is a truly great post by Blake Rudis that belongs in both the Tutorials section as well as the Great Photography section in this weeks list.  Blake captures and shares a few truly epic shots in this post, but he also shares some great tips and tricks for low light photography that is guaranteed to deliver some great information for how to go about performing this genre of image production.

Creating An Abstract Landscape Image – a highly detailed post takes the reader step-by-step through the process that Curt Fleenor utilized to create a really wonderful abstract piece.  Each step is carefully documented with great visuals and screen captures, producing a well-rounded article that is sure to teach everyone a little about this style of imagery.

The Ultimate Do-it-yourself Small Flash Modifier – a truly top drawer tutorial piece by Doug Pruden details how to go about creating an inexpensive flash modifier to reduce the harsh effects of on-camera flash systems.  The technique that Doug discusses is so simple, yet does result in some pretty dramatic changes to the images captured.  This is a well-written and detailed piece, well worth the time to read.

GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Luna…Who? – this wonderful Saw-Whet Owl is a native to Canada and is also one of the tiniest owl species to be found.  Edith Levy captures and shares a series of photos of this just gorgeous little bird, really bringing to life all her character and spirit.  No matter what style of photography you prefer to view, these shots are absolutely guaranteed to bring a huge smile to your face and there is no way we can express strongly enough how wonderful they really are.

Life Cycle – prepare to be absolutely blown away by this epic photograph from the studio of Barbara Youngleson.  Using a completely unique composition and then post-processing the shot in black-and-white, Barbara delivers a strong and dramatic picture that is guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting more.  Definitely one of the highlights in this weeks’ list, this is truly a must-see shot.