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7 Elements that Make Japanese Gardens a Photographer’s Paradise

When thinking of landscape photography, we typically make an instant leap to large scale subjects — mountains, deserts, beaches, canyons. Landscape, however, isn’t necessarily a synonym for colossal; compelling landscape photography isn’t limited to big ticket items, so to speak. In fact, there are times when smaller is better — or at least just as good. Case in point: Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens are in many ways microcosms of the natural world, albeit highly stylized versions of the natural world.


How to Deal With Demanding Clients: 5 Tips for Photographers

Photographers often get hired by clients for specific assignments. While some clients may be more accommodating than others, every professional knows that meeting the demands of the client is easier said than done. So how does one deal with demanding clients? Proper and timely communication is one of the keys to great rapport but there’s a lot more to it. Here are some tips to help you.

By Anthony DeLorenzo

How to Build Your Momentum and Use it to Accomplish Your Photographic Goals

Most people who are successful at whatever they do, are good at goals. Setting them and meeting them. The more frequently and quickly that happens, usually the more successful that person is in whatever they’re trying to do. This is momentum. The process of continually setting and accomplishing goals is momentum. And it’s as real for photographers as for anyone else. When a goal is met, there’s a spark of emotional energy released for the pursuit of the next goal. In this way, we can ride the wave of momentum.

An example of wallpaper used as a background. Photo by Louise Docker

10 Creative Background Ideas for the Broke Macro Photographer

If you have an attic, a closet, or even a junk drawer, I guarantee you can create a unique background for your close-up photos! My favorite thing about macro photography is that you can work on the tiniest sets; and tiny sets don’t need too much of any one material to fill your frame. You could create a stunning scene in a shoebox if you tried. I’m sure you have a ton of odds and ends that would make excellent backgrounds in your macro photography, so get digging! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Exposure Compensation: Use it to Master Exposure and to Explore Your Creativity

Exposure Compensation provides the ability to make small adjustments to the your camera’s exposure. While our cameras produce high quality images, we may have individual preferences that are just a bit different from how our camera reads various scenes. Or, when working with a subject, we may want to add another dimension from a creative, artistic perspective using Exposure Compensation.

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A Yonder In Yosemite

<br>bird in yosemite.jpg by Jerryi99 on Light Stalking In this picture of a small bird that I caught on a limb in the trees of Yosemite California, I really wasn’t expecting this bird to fly right in front of my camera, so I quickly moved over to shutter priority and snapped a picture before it […]


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<br>Stories In Light Waimea Canyon Hawaii.jpg by Alec Miller on Light Stalking


Photo appreciation

Hi my name is John and I have always had an interest in photography since I was a teenager .Recently I have become much more active in this field and realise how difficult it is to be satisfied with ones work. I enjoy most styles but have a particular interest in informal portraits and scenery.I […]


Too busy or too bright?

I’m wondering if this is too busy or too bright? I was going for a pure composition type light study, but the puzzle pieces on the table give it some presence for myself. All comments are welcome! Michael <br>Stairs #10 by Michael Egbert on Light Stalking


Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

<br/>Santuario di Madonna di San Luca – Bologna, Italy by CJ Glynn on Light Stalking<br/> Santuario di Madonna di San Luca – Bologna, Italy Larger Version Canon 5D Mark III Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L lens at 65mm 1/20s at f/11 ISO 100 August 2014