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15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers. Resources.

15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss. With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners of the internet for links to tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography and really interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

This week’s list features some really interesting articles and tutorials, as well as some incredible special features. And, of course, we’ve got a comprehensive list of great images to check out as well, all carefully collected and curated by the Toad himself! A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor – this in-depth piece takes a close look at the physics and mathematics behind varying focal lengths and sensor sizes in modern DSLR cameras. Boudoir Photography, Lighting, Posing, Client Shoots and What I Think About It All. For some reason I always have mixed feelings about Boudoir Photography.

Boudoir Photography, Lighting, Posing, Client Shoots and What I Think About It All

On the one hand, I absolutely love these shoots. I love sensual, sexy images that I produce with my clients and models. I love seeing beautiful women (I’m very straight and married, just in case you start wondering here) wearing their most beautiful lingerie, sexy outfits and shoes. There’s something absolutely magical about these photo shoots. On the other hand, when I introduce myself as a pro photographer, no matter who I am talking to, I always deliberately avoid mentioning that I do Boudoir Photography. Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

Stunning Portraits of Women by Valentin Tatarinov. 88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss. 15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers. The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Has someone ever asked you why you like an image?

The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding. During World War II, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt worked for the early version of the Associated Press and went on to become a Life Magazine photographer, taking over fifty cover shots for them. Without getting too deep into Eisenstaedt’s personal story, I will say that he started photography with very little formal training. Words To Know 1:1.5 Ratio: The 35mm negative measures 36mm x 24mm. Keep these terms somewhere you can easily refer to, since without them it is difficult to navigate a composition. Photography Tutorial: Focus Stacking. What Unretouched Photos From Victoria Secret Look Like. Victoria Secret, the company famous for selling underwear, lingerie, and overall sex appeal, is also notable for their amazing models.

What Unretouched Photos From Victoria Secret Look Like

By the time you see the images from their catalog or campaigns, they are always retouched. Do you ever wonder what the shots look like before retouching? 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Female Subjects. This is the first in a series of Posing Guide posts by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App See below for links to the full series of posing guides including for kids, men, couples, weddings and more.

21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Female Subjects

Check out our new Portrait Posing eBook and Portrait Posing Printables for more advice and posing ideas. If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot. The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. Selling Your Photographs Through Stock Libraries: A Primer « Light Stalking. Before the advent of digital photography, there was no micro and macro in stock photography, royalty free was a little used term and image catalogues were large glossy books with just a selection of the best images.

Selling Your Photographs Through Stock Libraries: A Primer « Light Stalking

To purchase an image you either asked one of the library’s researchers to look for it or you went in person and trawled through thousands of transparencies on light boxes. Apart from a few big stock agencies there were hundreds of smaller ones each dealing in their own niche’s such as music or historical images. The face of traditional stock photography was changed beyond recognition by two major developments, the advent of the digital camera and the rise of the Royalty Free license, both of which lead to the development of the microstock agency . Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Groups of People. Photography Links That Will Rock Your World « Light Stalking. This week has been filled with great photography, tutorials and interesting blogs as shared by some truly gifted artists.

Photography Links That Will Rock Your World « Light Stalking

The photography community has been busy, and Toad Hollow Photography has compiled this list of some of the very best pieces encountered during their weekly adventures. We sincerely hope you enjoy viewing these posts as much at the Toad did in bringing this list to you. The Toad is offering several Limited Edition Prints for sale on his gallery, please feel to pop over and check them out. These prints are only being offered in runs of 25, all printed on KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Metallic VC Digital Paper which brings an extra dimension to the images, almost giving them a 3D look. High Dynamic Range (HDR): Part II – The Inner Sanctum of Photomatix Pro – a fairly detailed look into one of the premier software tools used widely by photographers for producing HDR images by Dakota Visions Photography. The Most Epic Collection of Photography Links (Since Last Week) « Light Stalking.

It’s been an action-packed week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy compiling a list of the best links to tutorial, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

The Most Epic Collection of Photography Links (Since Last Week) « Light Stalking

The Toad loves to follow the work of incredible artists and photographers, and loves to share the best of what he finds during his weekly adventures. We really hope you enjoy viewing the art and prose in this list as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you. Check out the Toad’s new photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” featuring the works of famous Canadian artist George Sawchuk who just recently passed away. This incredible outdoor art exhibit is hidden deep in the Canadian forest, making it one of the areas best kept secrets. Please feel free visit the first post in this new series “George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods – In Memory“. Photomatix / Photoshop Urban Exploration HDR Tutorial – a fairly in-depth article on post-processing UrBex shots in HDR. Hit The Lights! 100 Awesome Photography Links and Photographs. An absolutely wonderful week passes us by, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy online seeking out tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

100 Awesome Photography Links and Photographs

This weeks list is a comprehensive selection of some of the best pieces encountered, featuring some really wonderful photographs captured by truly talented artists. We really hope you enjoy viewing this list as much as the Toad did in compiling and bringing it to you. Check out the Toads latest 3 part series (“Tea At The Villa” | “Dinner With The Roscoes” | “Catching Butterflies“) highlighting an original house built in 1865 that was saved from demolition and now serves as a cornerstone to local heritage. Over 10 years of dedicated efforts by TLC The Land Conservancy of BC is showcased as the immaculate home is readied for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend events, and the Toad takes us behind the scenes to see the beautifully finished rooms, grounds and gardens of this lovely historical villa.

40 Great Photographer Portfolio Websites for Inspiration. Inspiration by Bill Jones. Recommended Photographers. 5 Unmistakable Lessons That Model Shooting Teaches You. Working with models can be rewarding and frustrating, often all at the same time. For many photographers shooting falls more into documenting, even if you are composing the shot. If you think about it, wedding, engagement, family, landscapes, birding, photojournalism, and even macro photography are all ways to document what you see. Working with a model is vastly different, and can truly change how you approach photography and people.

Over the last decade I’ve worked with countless people in the studio and on location for shoots, here’s the lessons I’ve learned. How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer « Light Stalking. I'm Rob, the editor of Light Stalking. I try to keep this ship on course. By Admin on in Random As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task.

It seems like no matter how laid back someone is, the minute they see a camera they snap into posing mode – making it difficult to get a photograph that tells a story and brings out someone’s true nature and natural features. Outstanding Examples of Portrait Photography. Portrait photography or portraiture is the capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people (a group portrait), in which the face and expression is predominant. The objective is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is the person’s face, although the entire body and the background may be included. A portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position.

30 Photographs Reflecting Happiness. Excellant Websites. 60 Beautiful Women Photography. 60 Beautiful Women Photography. Beautiful Women by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva. Female Portraits by Sergey Redky / Portraiture / Photography Hubs and Blogs. Supernova at the Olsen Hotel. India celebrates its 63rd Republic Day (Exclusive Pics) Blue Marble: A Stunning 64-Megapixel Photograph of Earth. The Ultimate 2011 Collection of Photoshop Tutorials, Freebies and Resources. 45 Totally Awesome Tutorials And Techniques To Become A Master Of Photography. 81 Links That Are Like Chocolate for Photographers. Basic Flash Photography Tricks.

Photography Basics—Three And Four Light Set-Ups. I still remember the film days of the old photography books I used to read, almost all recommended a three or four light setup, usually a main (key), fill, back and background light when working with artificial lighting, such as studio strobes or continuous tungsten light sources. These same lighting setups would often discuss lighting ratios, usually targeted at high-key or low-key lighting, from a 1:1 to an 8:1 variation, respectively on ratios, depending on the photographer’s targeted effect. Playboy Playmate Monica Leigh is illuminated with many lights during a commercial shoot for Evan Williams liquor. In these same books, the author would normally include captions with camera settings, lens information, lighting equipment used, specific lighting ratios, specific lighting angles (in degrees) and the distance of the light source to the subject itself.

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know. The Rogue Grid for Lighting Macro Photos. When photographing tiny little flowers I sometimes have problems with the size of the light modifiers I need to use. Recently the Rogue Grid became my smallest softbox, and it just works great. A Light Wall Of Light From Bed Sheets And PVC. 10. The Rules Of Good Portraiture. You Don’t Need A Big Studio Or Lots Of Gear To Make Beauty Portraits. Photo By Scott Bourne - 2012 If you have 200 square feet of space, access to some white foam core, black foam core a few light stands or C-stands, and one single 150 watt or greater light in a reflector, beauty dish or soft box, you have everything you need to make pretty, dramatic portraits. The Secrets to Compelling Black and White Portraits. Get Some Perspective. How To Take Headshots. Computer Algorithms Quantify How Much a Photo Has Been Retouched.

Did Apple's iPhone Redefine Photography? Rant: I Love Photography. iPhone photography. The 10 Main Advantages of Buying an Advanced DSLR.