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The “Best” Focal Length for Street Photography? There Is No Such Thing

“What’s the best _________ for _________ ?” Can you fill in the blanks? Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an endless stream of possible answers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all asked them: what’s the best lens, camera, focal length, aperture? For birds, flowers, fireworks, sports? I understand this sort of question gets asked so often, particularly by those who are in the early phase of their photographic evolution; it’s natural to look at all the impressive work around you and want to replicate what others have done. You figure if you can use the same gear or settings, you can achieve the same results. That’s a rather shortsighted way of looking at things but, again, I understand it because I’ve been there. To make matters worse, there are those who will happily dole out similarly shortsighted advice about “bests” simply because it’s what works for them, not because there is any objective, universal truth to it.

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10 tips 26 3

10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming. So, today, we are going to take a look at ten everyday, very simple techniques to improve your images.

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Sheen's Nature Photography

How Photographers See the World Differently

Have you ever thought about how photography impacts you? I’m not referring to the business side but the personal side. Something inspired us to pick up the camera at some point in our lives. When you used it for first time, did you already know that you would have the eye, the passion for photography? Did the desire to be behind the lens occur after seeing one of your first photos or did it evolve over time?

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smart objects 24 3

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use and introduced in Photoshop CS2. Since then, they have evolved into an extremely useful tool for photographers. One of their major uses is their ability to allow non destructive editing not only of the images but also of filters applied to an image. In this article we will take a look at some things that you can do with Smart Objects.

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Coolest Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Great Photography and More

The photography world is vibrant and alive right now with many artists and visionaries active in creating and sharing great images online. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching all over the internet, looking for links to some of the best tutorials, special features and great photography to share here with everyone. We hope you enjoy checking out these amazing posts and pictures as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.

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Hi, I have been reading posts from Light Stalking on Zite for a while now and decided it was time to join. My name is Yonatan (yorik is an acronym for my full name) and I am an amateur photographer. Photography provides me with a creative outlet as well as the occasional picture to hang […]

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Balance

This is from a recent shoot at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at Carlton Gardens Melbourne. Sony SLT-A57 Aperture ƒ/9.0 Focal Length 70.0 mm Shutter 0.3 ISO 100 Flash off By the way, the black space is intentional. This photo was part of the display for the design competition and I liked the […]

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Mobile Monday Challenge – 30th March 2015

Usual rules. Open Topic. All images submitted must be taken with, and any editing done on a mobile device (smart phone or tablet). Please include basic details (Device & editing info) Caterpillar. iPhone 6+, edited in Enlight.

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Printers

Hello all, I am new to Light Stalker and I have a question in regards to what printer you may use to print your prints. Are you using your own? Do you go to a professional printer and have them sent to you? I have been playing with the idea of buying my own printer. […]

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trojan horse

Trojan horse by Antonio on Light Stalking

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Mayfly taken with Canon 100mm L macro on Canon 1D ma

Mayfly.jpg by davecarter33 on Light Stalking Mayflies live for just one day. Having hatched, they dry themselves before finding a mate. Then they die and their beauty is lost.

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kodak

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/business/at-kodak-clinging-to-a-future-beyond-film.html?WT.mc_id=VI-D-E-SOURCEB-AD-VAR-VIDEO-ROS-2015-NA&WT.mc_ev=click&kwp_0=12565&kwp_4=88169&kwp_1=130119 An interesting read in today’s New York Times. Especially for those of us who started shooting film.

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