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?
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.
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.
We hope you’ve been honing your photography skills because it’s competition time! The chance to win great prizes aside, photography competitions provide a wonderful opportunity to test your photography skills and learn from the experience. The deadline for some of the competitions is fast approaching, so you better be quick about it! Get set, go!
Photography competitions are a great way to test your photography skills. In an effort to help you stay updated with ongoing or upcoming photography competitions from around the world, we will try to bring out a post at least once a month to keep you informed.
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 […]
We have some great news this month with Light Stalking writer, Christopher O’Donnell, taking out the first prize in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine “Nature’s Colors” competition with this fantastic shot of clover! For those of you who have a subscription, it has been announced in the magazine this month and online at the competition website. […]
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 […]
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 […]