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Tim Gilbreath

In addition to being a regular contributor at Photodoto, Tim is a web developer, photographer, and musician. He's also a gamer and retro/pop culture aficionado, and spends his days on the sunny West Florida coast. He maintains his website at TimGilbreath.com. You can also follow him on Twitter, @SarasotaTim.

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Get Started with the Beautiful World of Film Photography in 7 Easy Steps

Ahh, film photography.  The cool kid on the block.  The “old” thing that’s suddenly the “new” thing.  In recent years, it’s been popular opinion that it was an identifying trademark of hipsters, and only then for an artistic flair that digital photography has failed to capture for them.  The reason Instagram has been such an enormous success recently is our love for trendy, analog effects the app has on our photos, and the ability to then share our new creations to the masses.

Photo by David Sonnweber

Photo by David Sonnweber

In reality, film (or analog) photography has been recognized by the professional photography community for its benefits since its heyday, and although it experienced a huge decline in popularity with the advent of digital, it has shown a righteous resurgence in recent years. Read more…

8 Ways to Make a Difference with Volunteer Photography

There is a well-known saying: “Love what you do, and you never work a day in your life.”  For professional photographers, we can imagine that, more than likely, this holds true for them.  There’s no doubt that the reason we are involved with photography, whether it be for hobby or by trade, is because it is an enjoyable activity, and we get satisfaction out of it.

Photo by Nikki A

Photo by Nikki A

But most of us aren’t content with just enjoyment in what we do; as humans, we have a deep need to improve on the world in which we inhabit, to make a difference.  We all have different ways of doing this, and photographers are no exception. Read more…

Celebrity Interview – Roof Topping: Standing on the Edge with Tom Ryaboi

As a photographer and aspiring writer, I’ve asked myself a few times before, “What subject or person in photography hasn’t been done to death, and is worthy of an article I’d actually read myself?” The answer, I found, is a formula.

Take a young, talented photographer. Give him an idea, unlike any other you’ve encountered in the field. Make him passionate about the idea, add in nerves of absolute steel, have him don a clown mask, and turn him into a ghost. The result? Tom Ryaboi.


“Tonight this is Your City” – Tom Ryaboi

Tom, or “Roof Topper” as he’s affectionately known in the back alleyways of the photography industry, is one of the originators of the “roof topping” phenomena, which involves finding a way to the tops of buildings and other structures that are normally not accessible to the public, and capturing the spectacular views provided there. Read more…

20 of the Absolute Best Photography Posts From Around the Internet

The best thing about the internet? TONS of information at your fingertips, available instantly and on-demand. The worst thing about the internet? SIFTING through that information.


But worry not, fellow photographers, we’ll do our best to make it easy on you this week. We’ve spent some time researching some of the best photography posts from several excellent sources online, and crafted a list for your convenience. These articles are varied in content and subject matter, and run the gamut of many disciplines and viewpoints. Let’s get started!
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Expand Your Arsenal with the 5 Most Popular Photography Techniques Today

Photography is like anything else in our culture; it tends to hold certain trends for periods of time, then changes based on variables around us.  Some trends can reappear, such as we’ve seen with the influx of “vintage” post-processing in the last few years.

Photo by Holunder

The style wasn’t imposed directly during the 60’s and 70’s, it was a result of the equipment, processing and photography techniques used at the time.  The idea became popular again in the last 5 years, and photographers began attempting to recreate those tones and colors using the more modern methods available to them. Read more…