About

Light Stalking is a site about beautiful photography.

We appreciate beautiful photography and our intent is to spread the word about the awesome photographers who produce it. We want to put great photographers in front of an audience so they get the recognition they deserve. We also try to impart a little knowledge about the techniques behind the art. Most importantly, we try not to take ourselves too seriously and endeavor to keep this whole project fun.

You can read about what people are saying about Light Stalking here.

Who Are We?

Editor – Rob Wood – Rob was given his first camera (the awesome and powerful Kodak Instamatic of the late 70s) at the age of 5. He still hasn’t quite mastered it. When he isn’t tinkering on the internet updating Light Stalking he can often be found on his unending quest for the perfect landscape shot. Rob started Light Stalking simply because he loves writing and photography. Now things are getting out of hand. As you can see, the mysteries of how to align images on a website still elude him. You can email him at info (@) lightstalking.com

Ritesh SainiAssistant Editor – Ritesh Saini – Ritesh started photographing about four years back and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He can look at photographs for hours, and enjoys retouching photos in Photoshop. Loves listening to Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody being his favorite song. You can see his photography on Flickr.

Jason D Little – Jason Little is a photographer (shooting macros, portraits, candids, and the occasional landscape), part time writer, and full time lover of music. You can see Jason’s photography on his photography blog or on Flickr.

Jason Row -Having started his photographic journey with an old Soviet camera Jason then spent the next 20 years traveling the world. His collection of travel images have been published worldwide in magazines, books and oddly on towels made by a Turkish textile company. Almost content with the 145 countries visited he has now settled down in the former Soviet Union in the beautiful city of Odessa, Ukraine. You can see some his work at the Odessa Files, read his blog chronicling the adventures of an expat in the former Soviet union and follow him on Facebook. He also Tweets from time to time.

Kent DuFault – Kent is a professional studio photographer and writer who also contributes to Photzy as a guide writer. You can find him online at his website or on Twitter.

Mike Panic - From his own mouth: “I enjoy working with like-minded individuals who are creative and think for themselves, who bring ideas and concepts to the table and are willing to go the extra mile to create something amazing.  Writing has allowed me to share my passion and experience with others.  My photography portfolio is at www.mikepanic.com, I also have a random photo-blog at www.crispyhundos.com.  Friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

Jacob Maentz - Jacob is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer currently based in the Philippines. His passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. You can visit his website here or follow him on Facebook, Twitter or G+.

Tiffany Mueller – In 2008, Tiffany made the decision to take a break from a successful career as a horse trainer to focus on her creative ambitions. She began working as a professional music photographer and has recently switched her focus to fine art and still photography. Her work has been published in various publications including magazines, art journals, as well as a book. She has been fortunate enough to have been in perpetual state of travel since her youth and is currently working on a 50-states project. You can also keep up with Tiffany via Twitter or on her personal blog.

sheen watkins 73x73Sheen WatkinsSheen Watkins is a bird and nature wildlife photographer from Birmingham, Michigan. A long term passion for birding collided with photography when she was surprised with a camera as a gift a couple of years ago.  She shares running, cycling, birding and traveling with her husband and her two dogs. Each time she is in the field, there’s a renewed sense of appreciation for the perfectly imperfect beauty that surrounds us. For Sheen, nature photography always presents a fun challenge. Those precious little birds whether in the wild or at the feeders, they don’t politely pose for the photographer. It’s a game of catch me if you can. Her photography can found on Facebook and her website. She also has a travel and photography blog.

Business Staff

Partnerships Manager – Brett Fox – Brett manages a lot of our advertising and business development here at Light Stalking and is also responsible for our sister-site – Photzy.com. When he’s not busy working Light Stalking, he can be found playing guitar. Hit him up on Twitter.

Editorial Producer – Angie Morton takes care of bringing our books and guides to fruition by working with our awesome photographers. When she doesn’t have her nose in a new Light Stalking guide, you can find her on G+ or Twitter.

Social Media Mogul – Kevin Lippy – Kevin Lippy takes care of Light Stalking’s social media strategy. When he’s not busy on Light Stalking’s Facebook or Twitter pages, you can find him at his own Twitter.

What Else?

You can also catch us all around in the internet. Here are a few of the places we like to hang out:

Light Stalking on Twitter. (We’re on here a lot)

Light Stalking on Facebook. (Here a lot too)

Light Stalking on MySpace. (Not so much here)

Light Stalking on Flickr. (Got some big plans for here)

Light Stalking on FriendFeed. (If you want to follow everything we do!)

Light Stalking on YouTube.

Feel free to drop us a line below at info at lightstalking.com

54 thoughts on “About

  1. Avatar of spectrumfmradiospectrumfmradio

    Hi Rob, I am quite unfamiliar with joining Groups such as yours but it looks fun anyway however I am a little lost in actually getting to post a message introducing myself… where do I go on your website to do this?

    Also when I was sending this message in response to your own message (Hey! Thanks for joining up with us! Drop me a note if you need anything. Cheers Rob) I got a statement on the screen saying : There was a problem sending that reply. Please try again.

    Is it me or is your website need improving?

    John Weeks
    Spectrum FM Radio

  2. Avatar of LightStalkingLightStalking Post author

    Hi John

    Yeah, there is a bug with replying to the first message. If you send a message (not a reply to my first message) then it will work.

    To introduce yourself, click on “forum” at the top of the page then look for the introductions thread. :)

    Cheers
    Rob

  3. Avatar of streanorstreanor

    Hey Rob!

    So glad I found this site – what a great resource!

    I have a quick question:
    Is there any way to change my icon/avatar image to something else? I can’t seem to find that option anywhere – and really not loving this random one I got upon signup. lol

    Thanks!
    *sarah

  4. Ken Walters

    I create 2D digital abstract contemporary art, using my own software. Why then do I keep getting drawn back to using a camera?
    I started at 10 years old with a plastic Kodak 35mm, upgraded over the years but never got around to buying a top pro camera.
    The photo attached was taken on a compact digital camera in my own garden. For some reason I’m drawn to photographing snow and frost. I don’t clean or tidy shots, not do I alter them in Photoshop etc.
    The attached photo is of frost on a rotten bit of wood.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenwalters/5221687590/[/img]

  5. Butch

    Whats up, my name is Butch and I am from Arizona. I have a ton to learn but am having a blast taking shots. Please let me know how to post comments in the forums. Also any comments on my pictures would be appreciated.

  6. Avatar of recdaviesrecdavies

    Hey there!

    I’m new to this site and I have uploaded some of my photographs, but I don’t know how to change my profile picture/icon.

    Could you help me please??

    Many thanks!
    Rach Davies

  7. kdaunt

    Something seems to have gone wrong on this site. When I visit the home page my browser just displays what appears to be encoded characters – neither html source or plain text. If you want a screenshot email me at my registered address (used to post this comment).

  8. radon måling

    It is a hard thing to stalk lights. It is for me the difficult one to take snaps of lights. It has something to do with how the lights are being taken, with great copy and nice technique. I have learned a lot from this, Photography is great , but it has also something to do with the brand of the camera, and its high definition snaps.

  9. Nancy Gertenaar

    Hi Rob,
    I joined your website this morning.. I wanted to log in, but I can’t seem to find where I do that..
    Am I missing something? hehe

    thanks!

  10. Brian Cordle

    Here’s what I see when I go to most of the pages here. I’ve tried it on several different machines and on both Internet Explorer and Firefox. I hope this can be fixed!
    Thanks,

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  11. Ellen Fisch

    Hello,
    I am a New York based architectural photographer. I enjoy receiving your emails. Some stunning photographs and good information! I will make my first trip to Australia in April or May 2011. Any suggestions on interesting architectural subjects in the Sydney area? Do you receive visitors at your offices? Would enjoy dropping by if time (on both sides) permits.
    Regards

  12. Avatar of catfish252catfish252

    Hi — I received your email with the new B&W Landscape Quick Guide — It seems like a good reference. You mentioned this was the second guide you have put out — what was the first and how can I get it? Thanks – I’ve enjoyed your site — has a lot of great info.

  13. Avatar of cuitlahuacsantoyocuitlahuacsantoyo

    Just want it to let you know that the link for downloading the guide to Black and White Landscape, How to Capture a Proper Tonal Range is broken.
    I register yesterday and I received an invitation to download the guide, but when I try to do so, nothing happened, just a blank page, even when reloaded.
    Shame I wanted to see what you have to say about it.
    So I thought that you should know.

  14. charles

    Hi-I really appreciate your effort to keep this wonderful site so useful and vibrant. Originally form NYC where I enjoyed all your site, I now am in Shanghai and usually only get the text of your articles but, sadly, not the photographs themselves. Am I just stuck behind the Great Firewall or is there something I can do to enable the photos to get through? I might add that I don’t have this problem with other sites. In general, my internet service is reasonably fast (DSL); I have a quite new, fully loaded MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.6. Thanks so much.

  15. Lisa Boggs

    this has been a great site for someone who is fairly new at trying decent photography. I got my first dslr last march and am still learning how to use it, a Nikon D90, it has opened a whole new world to me and your site has helped me immensely. Thans you

  16. Barbara Good-Small

    Love your site! I registered a few days ago but didn’t make a note of my password, so couldn’t log in tonight. I followed instructions, but nothing is working, and I don’t see any place else on the site to contact you. Can you help me? Thanks!

  17. Vic Filepp

    Would love to keep participating but I no longer have access to my account, or the new one I set up, or to get a new password. I am denied access by Sucuri no matter what I do. Its been at least a couple of weeks now. If you guys can’t fix this I guess its adios.

    Thanks

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  19. Avatar of brendalbrendal

    I enjoy the site; tried to participate and post something in the “Lines” forum but posting was “deleted” same with my intro; tell me what am I doing incorrectly?

  20. Avatar of brendalbrendal

    Is this something I’m doing; I’ll be honest as much as I love the site’s tutorial posts at this point in time find it incredibly difficult to use. Maybe is something I’m doing wrong, just seems confusing to me.

  21. pixelwiese

    Great site you have! Found it via twitter these days.

    Wanted to mention, that in the menu bar the “register” button is floating underneath the “home” button in the middle of nowhere.

    [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1825842/Bildschirmfoto%202011-06-04%20um%2010.15.16.png[/img]

  22. Kathie M Thomas

    Love your site – just discovered it tonight. One suggestion though – all of your links take people away from your site, from newsletter subscription, to liking you on Facebook, etc. I encourage you to set your links to open new tabs so that visitors can stay on your page, instead of being taken away.

  23. Ian F. Duncan

    Am trying to contact editor Rob Wood.
    How does one email Him, or any of you at lightstalking for that matter ? Hoping for a reply -Ian at Wescape Photography – West Australia.

  24. Avatar of fairstarfairstar

    I’m new to Light Stalking. I set up my account and have no idea how to join groups or forums. I searched your site and can’t find any intro on how to do these things. Also – when I look through your photo topic tutorials you seem to pull all the photos you feature from flickr. I don’t have a flickr account. Why don’t you take photos from here on Light Stalking to use as examples?
    Any info would be very appreciated!
    Thanks!

  25. Avatar of LightStalkingLightStalking Post author

    Hi fairstar and welcome to the site! If you click on the “community” link at the top of this page, you will see links to all the other parts of the community such as groups and forums. :)

    The reason we don’t take photos straight out of people’s accounts here is that we don’t have explicit licencing permission to do that. So we use CC images from Flickr usually. :)

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  27. Avatar of gronet1028gronet1028

    Great site, I enjoy the Newsletter very much. I am just starting to poke around a little and updating my profile. I feel really challenged here, but how do I post an Image to say the “What is it like in your area today”? Can you direct me to the place on the site where I can read the how to’s.
    Thanks

  28. Avatar of LIBBYLIBBY

    I have ben enjoying the articles I receive from Light Stalking and the newsletter has a lot of good stuff too.

    I just joined today and got the basics up but totally confused on how, when or why you post to forums, Doesn’t seem like you can reply at the site of someone or photo you want to reply to. If you want to reply to a photo there is no reply at the photo. I’m sure it’s me but I am very confused, Is there an overview of the whole process. How do I get my photos critiqued? Thanks! LIBBY

  29. Avatar of JRL7JRL7

    I would really like to make new friends here. It is a very interesting site and my first time involved in this kind of forums. I do not know anything about the site or how it works, but with a “little help from my friends” on the site I hope to get it together very soon. I’m from PUERTO RICO, so my English is a bit behind even though I was born in New York City. Inhofe for now, I really love photography, it is truly a passion and once again just want to make new friends and learn from all you PROS that post on the site.

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