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Frogs can make some of the best photographic subjects. They're excellent at sitting still when asked nicely, and generally aren't too agitated by having a rather cumbersome macro lens thrust in their face. They come in all shapes and colours (even a few transparent ones!), and often adorn rather remarkable patterns and camouflage.
 
I stumbled across a tutorial recently on how to produce those excellent reflections through water drops. Yuval Vaknin takes you through the process of macro photography using glycerin drops. I guess glycerin is better than water as it keeps it's shape better. It's quite a drawn out process, but as you can see from the tutorial, the results are very impressive.
 
If you've ever seen those waterfall photographs where it's bright daylight but the water appears to be flowing smoothly as if the shutter speed is very slow, you're probably looking at a photo taken with a neutral density filter over the lens. They basically darken the scene allowing for a longer shutter speed to be used when there is still bright sunlight. Graduated neutral density filters are also popular. GND filters darken part of a scene, e.g. a bright sky, allowing a more even illumination throughout the picture. Below are a few great examples of photos taken with neutral density filters, I hope you enjoy them.
 

I stumbled across Alexandre's online photography course recently. He's a mountain adventure photographer which I'm reckoning affords him the opportunity to take some truly stunning photographs.

The online courses are very comprehensive covering technicalities such as ISO, metering modes, focal length up to the more subjective areas including composition and where to get inspiration.


 
Well worth a look is Matthew Albanese's work titled Strange Worlds. Browsing through his impressive photo collection you could easily be mistaken that these are actual locations rather than tiny sets created in a photography studio. Truly breathtaking.
 

World press photo has recently published the 2013 photo contest winners. Some amazing photos and well worth a look.

The contest itself has been running for a staggering 55 years, and is a an excellent example of photojournalism at its very best. All the photos that win will tell a story and are always stunning examples of great photography as well as being thought provoking.


 
Have you ever wondered how to photograph fireworks? Do you need to have a manual SLR (Single Reflective Lens) to achieve nice shots? Here are some tips, guides, and recommendations on how you can achieve some creative photography with reasonably priced cameras whether you are shooting with an analog or digital camera.
 

The Telegraph newspaper in the UK holds a weekly photography competition where it encourages people to submit their favourite snaps to win a £300 Nikon digital camera.

This seems to be a long standing competition considering they're currently on week 242, that's a lot of cameras which have been won!