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7 Elements that Make Japanese Gardens a Photographer’s Paradise

When thinking of landscape photography, we typically make an instant leap to large scale subjects — mountains, deserts, beaches, canyons. Landscape, however, isn’t necessarily a synonym for colossal; compelling landscape photography isn’t limited to big ticket items, so to speak. In fact, there are times when smaller is better — or at least just as good. Case in point: Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens are in many ways microcosms of the natural world, albeit highly stylized versions of the natural world.


How to Deal With Demanding Clients: 5 Tips for Photographers

Photographers often get hired by clients for specific assignments. While some clients may be more accommodating than others, every professional knows that meeting the demands of the client is easier said than done. So how does one deal with demanding clients? Proper and timely communication is one of the keys to great rapport but there’s a lot more to it. Here are some tips to help you.

By Anthony DeLorenzo

How to Build Your Momentum and Use it to Accomplish Your Photographic Goals

Most people who are successful at whatever they do, are good at goals. Setting them and meeting them. The more frequently and quickly that happens, usually the more successful that person is in whatever they’re trying to do. This is momentum. The process of continually setting and accomplishing goals is momentum. And it’s as real for photographers as for anyone else. When a goal is met, there’s a spark of emotional energy released for the pursuit of the next goal. In this way, we can ride the wave of momentum.

An example of wallpaper used as a background. Photo by Louise Docker

10 Creative Background Ideas for the Broke Macro Photographer

If you have an attic, a closet, or even a junk drawer, I guarantee you can create a unique background for your close-up photos! My favorite thing about macro photography is that you can work on the tiniest sets; and tiny sets don’t need too much of any one material to fill your frame. You could create a stunning scene in a shoebox if you tried. I’m sure you have a ton of odds and ends that would make excellent backgrounds in your macro photography, so get digging! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Exposure Compensation: Use it to Master Exposure and to Explore Your Creativity

Exposure Compensation provides the ability to make small adjustments to the your camera’s exposure. While our cameras produce high quality images, we may have individual preferences that are just a bit different from how our camera reads various scenes. Or, when working with a subject, we may want to add another dimension from a creative, artistic perspective using Exposure Compensation.

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Been “into” photography since high school. Really got back into it after I was forced to retire.


Abandoned kid's playground



at Aberystwyth sea front….


Cuba libre…

Good afternoon, I would like to share a shot from my last year’s holiday in Cuba. Didn’t have a DSLR at that time. Just a normal point and shoot. Like the interaction between the two actors. :o) Feel free to leave comments. All the best. <br>Dialogue.jpg by Mario on Light Stalking


Playing in the mud.

Taken with a Coolpix 520, ISO 560, exposure 1/250, aperture f/4.8, focal length 57.90 mm. Thank you in advance for taking a look! <br>Mud.Puddle.September.21.2014 018_1.jpg by Sarah Hacke on Light Stalking



The equinox is tonight at 9:29am CDT. Every year at this time I grab an empty whiskey bottle and run around the block, wearing only boxers, and scream “the sky is falling! the sky is falling!” The neighbors love it because it brings a sense of excitement to a moment that the ancient people revered […]


London in the Fall

<br>London Park in Fall.JPG by tcdelozier on Light Stalking