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What Makes A Photo Interesting?


Over 200,000 photos are uploaded every minute on Facebook alone. That’s over 9 billion new photos a month. With those kinds of numbers, a photo has to be really interesting for it to really stand out and grab people’s attention. The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to know what exactly it is that makes a photo interesting. They wondered: Are people more naturally drawn to images taken by professionals rather than those snapped by amateurs? Was it the quality of the images that drew people in? What about subject matter, do people find images of people more interesting than landscapes?

Current Trends, Fashions and Fads in Photography

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Like any other main stream activity, photography goes through phases both artistic and technological. Some of these trends end up becoming long lived, HDR is a prime example, whilst some tend to fade off into obscurity. While we had earlier predicted what we can expect in photography this year, today we’re are going to attempt to track down some of the more important of the current trends in photography.

Farewell to an Old Friend: The Story of Apple’s Aperture

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It was the first and for a long time, arguably the best image image management program available but last week Apple announced that development of Aperture will come to a halt. For many Mac based professionals, this is a huge blow. Apple’s replacement app, Photos is still an unknown quantity. Today we are going to take a look at the past, present and future of Apple’s Aperture.

What You Missed in Photography This Week

Keeping up with everything in the world of photography is a full time job. Luckily, you have Light Stalking! Here’s what’s happening around the photography internets this week. photo © 2010 Courtney Carmody | more info (via: Wylio) Photography Tutorials How to Use the Healing Brush and Patch Tool in Photoshop – A video rundown […]

Sydney Photo Walk – September 25, 2010

We have finally got our act into gear to organise our first photo walk! With the help of Jason Smith, a great photographer from Newcastle, we’ll be spending part of an afternoon walking around the streets of Newtown in Sydney. If you’re not familiar with Newtown, it’s full of street art and crazy characters and […]

Enter Our Photography Competition

Light Stalking is holding its first photography competition! We’re giving away five of David DuChemin’s photography guides. In fact, the winners can even choose which of David’s great books they would like. If you’re not familiar with David, he’s a prolific photographer and author of five ebooks on improving your camera craft without spending any […]