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A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.

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A Review of the Fuji XF 14mm 2.8

Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.

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How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good excuses not to take a tripod with you. The fact is though, in many cases you can get much better image quality if your camera is tripod-mounted as opposed to handheld. Maybe the light has faded fast, you may have seen an amazing flower, perfect for a tripod locked macro or perhaps that scene in front of you is begging for a deep depth of field. These are all shots you may lose if you don’t have a tripod with you. Today, rather than espouse the benefits of tripods, we are going to look at ways of motivating yourself to take one more often.

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Abstract Nature Photography: 3 Effective Tips to Create Captivating Images

Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principals found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the elements of the subject versus the subject itself.

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Autumn Through a Macro Lens: 19 Inspirational Images

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all,” wrote Stanley Horowitz. It is apparently the succinctness and vividness with which Horowitz describes autumn that has so resonated with people searching for seasonally appropriate quotes. Accordingly, the macro images that follow all embody, to one degree or another, the brilliant patchwork of seasons that is autumn.

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Angel in cologne

Angel in cologne Nikon D5300 iso125 f/25.0 66mm 20sec. Angel in cologne by mauipascal on Light Stalking link to flickr


Xmas market in front of cathedral

Xmas market in front of cathedral Nikon D5300 iso400 f/22.0 18mm 20sec. Xmas market in front of cathedral by mauipascal on Light Stalking link to flickr


ICE 3 high speed train leaving cologne main station

a picture of an ICE V3 leaving the main station, very slow Nikon D5300 iso200 f/22.0 25mm 20sec. ICE 3 leaving cologne main station by mauipascal on Light Stalking link to flickr main station without train:


Crooked: OK or not?

Bellezza by daniel on Light Stalking Greetings. I am posting this photo hoping to get feedback regarding the fact that it is crooked. It’s a street photography moment which means that I did not have time to adjust my camera and make sure it was straight. Plus with the type of lens I had, I […]


Opera building behind steel

here is the mischief-maker who lights everything up from near by The picture of this “monster” was realy hard to take. Even with different settings. a f/25 is already quite small and the colors are still bright. Nikon D5300 iso 320 f/25.0 26mm 13sec Opera behind steel structure by mauipascal on Light Stalking link to […]



i’m prishila from albania 17 years old high school student good grades and friendly person i love painting and my free time i draw and desing.



I’m afraid to stand in front of the camera i kinda get shy but i love taking pictures from my phone and taking pictures from my dslr.