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An Inexpensive Solution to Geotagging Your Photos: Geotag Photos Pro App for iOS and Android

Geotagging, a relatively new word to the ever increasing lexicon of photographic terminology. It is a relatively simple term that means adding GPS co-ordinates to your images. In practice, it can sometimes be quite a complicated procedure involving bulky devices attached to your camera or manually adding photos to a map in Lightroom or Aperture. There is a better, cheaper option however, using an app. Today we will look at a recent addition to my iPhone, Geotag Photos Pro.

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How To Be an Artist: Following Your Intuition

We love to believe that we are reasonable. We love the thought that we are rational, and that we weigh evidence, and make decisions. But from our brain’s perspective, that’s not really quite how it works. In the human mind, we feel first. The feeling is then interpreted into rational thought. Just like our eye receives light milliseconds before our brain knows what to call it, we feel before we think. In photography, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on the thinking part, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If we want to be amazing photographers, we’re going to have to put that time in eventually. But that doesn’t make us better artists, just perhaps more technically proficient ones.

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Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, they aren’t easy to use at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ease it up a notch. Vintage lenses are being used out of nostalgia and (mostly) due to the fact that they are cheap (well most of them). Added bonus is that some of them are really sharp and others produce unique effects.

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4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to make excellent photos all the time. Well I’m sorry to be the one to ruin the fairy tale, but that is just not true. Yes, photography is fun, motivating, inspiring and fulfilling most of the time, but often can be frustrating. This is due to the fact that no matter how good you are, there are many things that are out of your control. For one, you can’t control the weather, nor you can do much about it if it goes bad. But this is just an example. Here are 4 things to watch out for.

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11 Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Photographers

Just a few days left before it’s December 25th. Hopefully all of your online, cyber, mall shopping is done and gifts are already under your tree. If you need a few more stocking stuffer items for photographers in your family, these last minute gift ideas will go directly to their camera bag for use throughout the year.

 These gifts are available at several online stores (Amazon.com, B&H and company direct too). If you’re running out of shipping time, these stocking stuffers will more than likely be available in your local camera retailer too.



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Droplet

Droplet.jpg by Pete on Light Stalking

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Country Lane

Country Lane.jpg by Pete on Light Stalking

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Redback Spider

Here’s a photo I shot the other day of a Redback spider (some might know it as a black widow spider) Redback Spider by Zoe on Light Stalking I took it with a Nikon D3100, f/5.6, 1/500 shutter speed, ISO 2500. Natural light, just on sundown! The more I look at this picture, the more […]

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Mobile Monday Challenge – 22 December 2014

Usual rules. Open topic, but all photos submitted must be taken on, and any editing performed on a mobile device – smartphone or tablet. iPhone 6+, edited in snapseed.

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Souls

Souls by navod on Light Stalking 18mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1.3 Sec I took this photo when I went to Candy Cane Lane, Edmonton, Alberta to photograph Christmas lights. First, I was first trying to take the photograph without humans. Then, it occurred to me that I can make it a bit more interesting by […]

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IMG_3745.JPG by didie on Light Stalking CC: @admin

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A patch of sand in the canyon

One more sandy beach I am considering for my sand collection. The focus is the tiny beach across the Rio Grande in the Santa Elena Canyon. What do you think?

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