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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.

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

53 Comments

  • Mike Glover:

    Great Website! Some really helpful articles here. Look forward to reading more.

    October 24, 2010 at 12:07 amReply

  • 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

    October 30, 2010 at 4:59 pmReply

  • Avatar of LightStalkingLightStalking:

    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

    October 30, 2010 at 11:26 pmReply

  • Avatar of garethgareth:

    Hi – superb photos all over the place but why does it take nearly a minute to leave one message in a forum ?

    November 4, 2010 at 11:46 amReply

  • 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

    November 5, 2010 at 8:54 amReply

  • Avatar of mikedooleymikedooley:

    I am really enjoying your site an awful lot, some great articles!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:20 pmReply

  • Avatar of klkodiak35klkodiak35:

    Anna’s Hummingbird behavior, possibly doing yoga!!!!

    Anna’s Hummingbird_5633.jpg

    November 28, 2010 at 9:41 pmReply

  • 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.5221687590

    November 30, 2010 at 10:57 amReply

  • 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.

    December 3, 2010 at 12:19 pmReply

  • Avatar of barkeypfbarkeypf:

    I don’t know how to upload a photo for the shadow feature. I did get a photo to upload, but not into the shadow forum. How do I do this?
    Paul

    December 3, 2010 at 6:50 pmReply

  • 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

    December 4, 2010 at 4:02 amReply

  • NK:

    It looks like your home page was hacked.

    December 22, 2010 at 10:35 amReply

  • 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).

    December 22, 2010 at 11:06 amReply

  • drec:

    Looks like the forum section has been corrupted/hacked. If I use http://www.lightstalking.com/ it’ll show the same as the forum pages.
    Enjoy your Christmas and may S.E Qld bring you a storm on your visit(I can guarantee rain)

    December 22, 2010 at 7:08 pmReply

  • 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.

    December 24, 2010 at 1:44 amReply

  • 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!

    December 24, 2010 at 4:57 amReply

  • 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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    December 28, 2010 at 11:42 amReply

  • 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

    January 7, 2011 at 6:44 amReply

  • 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.

    February 9, 2011 at 7:37 amReply

  • 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.

    February 9, 2011 at 8:45 amReply

  • Mark Huff:

    I have tried to download the landscape PDF but get a message saying the the embedded font will not extract.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:45 pmReply

  • Avatar of igonzaleigonzale:

    I’ve been trying to figure it out, but I can’t seem to upload a picture to the forum. How do I do that?

    February 12, 2011 at 10:30 amReply

    • Igonzale:

      It was a picture I uploaded onto this site. I then tried to add it to the “Faces” forum and I couldn’t find where to do it.

      February 12, 2011 at 3:47 pmReply

  • 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.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:56 pmReply

  • 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

    March 8, 2011 at 7:32 amReply

  • 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!

    March 14, 2011 at 6:55 pmReply

  • jojo:

    hey. love the site. i couldn’t find anywhere to “submit”, so i figured i would give this a try. would love if yall re-posted my video, if you like it of course. heres the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjnmDILWzFY

    March 19, 2011 at 11:25 pmReply

  • 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

    March 26, 2011 at 2:17 pmReply

  • David Humphries:

    I registered on your website. Then went back to log on. And apparently I miss typed my password several times. Now I’m locked out. Help!

    April 1, 2011 at 4:42 amReply

  • david humphries:

    68.51.208.101

    April 2, 2011 at 5:21 pmReply

  • Sara:

    I’m having an issue with logging into my account. It says my access is denied by sucuri. Any help would be AMAZING!! : )

    April 11, 2011 at 9:23 amReply

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    April 11, 2011 at 11:36 amReply

  • 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?

    May 16, 2011 at 6:13 pmReply

  • Avatar of LightStalkingLightStalking:

    Hi Brenda, for some reason your forum posts are going into the pending stories for the main site! I will let our tech guys know there is a problem.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:54 pmReply

  • 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.

    May 17, 2011 at 5:27 amReply

  • Avatar of francoisstequefrancoissteque:

    Hello great site,
    I struggling to post picture to groups and contribute is there a FAQ or resources for you site ? how do I post in groups I have joined? Kind regards FS

    May 19, 2011 at 6:08 amReply

  • 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.

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    June 4, 2011 at 12:19 amReply

  • 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.

    June 28, 2011 at 1:45 amReply

  • Chris Griffith:

    I just love this website, so much great info. I am trying to break into photography as a profession, so I appreciate all the great articles. I have also added a link to this site on my brand new blog http://destined2develop.com/ Would love your input! Thanks again.

    July 3, 2011 at 9:25 pmReply

  • 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.

    September 28, 2011 at 10:00 pmReply

  • 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!

    October 4, 2011 at 8:45 pmReply

  • Avatar of LightStalkingLightStalking:

    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. :)

    October 4, 2011 at 8:50 pmReply

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    October 5, 2011 at 8:25 amReply

  • 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

    October 31, 2011 at 5:10 amReply

  • Avatar of gronet1028gronet1028:

    So after I posted the comment, I read the 3 sentences below the Submit Comment button. Thanks for the immediate reply and help!!!!!

    I’m just getting way to old!

    October 31, 2011 at 5:12 amReply

  • Avatar of rpjanskyrpjansky:

    I’m a new member and can’t seem to get my photos to load properly. I am trying tif images 22 to 45 MB and all I get is error messages say download failed.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:19 amReply

  • 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

    March 19, 2014 at 4:38 pmReply

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