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Is Travel Photography Still a Valid Genre?

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Photography Opinion Pieces

Travel photography is one of photography’s most enduring genres. It has been around almost as long as photography itself. But does it still have a place in 2024? Is travel photography still a thing? I am not sure, so this article is likely to be a rambling wander through my thoughts on a genre that […]

17 Gorgeous Photos of Mother Nature

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Cool Photos & Photographers

One of the wonderful things about working for a photography company is that you get to look at a lot of fantastic images that are truly inspiring. This week that has been doubly so, with the launch of our new monthly photography competition with the winner getting $250 for a photograph within the general theme […]

Delivering Abstract Flowers, Black Hills & Erik’s Comeback!

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Cool Photos & Photographers

Back in my earlier years since taking up photography, I tended to get nervous when reading or hearing the word “abstract”. And maybe that stress came to me due to a lack of formal photographic education. Unfortunately, being self-taught comes with different prices to pay. Nowadays, while enduring my never-ending journey into learning, I understand […]

Drone Safety and Etiquette: Responsible Aerial Photography

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Camera Craft

Drones have revolutionized the way we take both photos and videos. We can now take high-quality images dozens of meters from our actual location both laterally and vertically. We can put our cameras in places inaccessible to us. They are amazing tools. However as the growth of the drone market accelerated, so did the misuse. […]

New February Photo Competition: Spirit of the Earth

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Cool Photos & Photographers

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re starting a monthly photography competition here at Light Stalking. To kick things off we decided to go with the theme of “Spirit of the Earth.” This is a great opportunity for all photographers to showcase their own work and share their vision of what makes our planet unique. […]

40 Years In Photography: How Has It Changed?

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Photography Opinion Pieces

I was gifted my first camera for my 16th birthday. I had the choice between a Soviet Zenit 11 and the highly regarded and highly marketed Olympus Trip (David Bailey? Who’s he?). I chose the Zenit. Not because of any desire to be a photographer but because it had lots of buttons and dials. That, […]

This is Why I Stopped Submitting Images To Microstock

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Photography Opinion Pieces

Google, “making money from photography” and you will find thousands if not millions of hits. Many of those will be articles that discuss how you can make money from selling your images through stock agencies. I have written here on Light Stalking about submitting and selling your images through these agencies. However, today I am […]


Gear Guides

The Best Drone With Camera In 2023

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Camera Gear

If not essential, then drones are certainly an important part of any photographer’s tool kit. The freedom afforded by aerial photography allows us to move our cameras in three planes and a significant distance from our positions, all whilst still monitoring a live feed.  A camera drone can allow us to shoot both amazing stills […]

The 11 Best Camera Hard Cases Of 2023

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Camera Gear

Most hard cases are great for providing safety to your gear. The camera equipment is a big investment because of its high price and you should choose it wisely. In this article, we will cover the 11 best and most versatile camera hard cases that will keep your gear protected.

The Best Camera For Beginners To Photography

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Camera Bodies

You have had a passing interest in photography for a while. Maybe you shoot with a smart phone and want to step up to a bigger camera. The question is, what camera? The best camera for beginners to photography does not actually exist.  There are, in fact many best cameras, each has it own advantages […]


Photo Guides

How to Photograph The Moon & Take Lunar Photography Pictures 

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Astrophotography

Learning how to photograph the moon has long been one of the greatest joys of a photographer’s journey in learning. For centuries the moon has captivated people, given direction and provided hours of enjoyment and wonderment. Being the brightest object in the night sky, it’s something photographers of all levels can shoot, however, it does take planning and preparation to accomplish. In this article, we will look at how to photograph the moon along with some amazing moon images in the end for inspiration.

How To Photograph The Milky Way In 12 Steps

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Astrophotography

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing upon objects that are billions of years old and light years away, yet so many people feel a rather close affinity with these distant bodies. Learning how to photograph the […]

How To Photograph Food Like A Pro

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Food Photography

A great food photograph can do a lot of things! It can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot of food and recipe books. As an amateur or professional food photographer, knowing how to photograph food to get great results […]

Astrophotography Tips for Beginners

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Astrophotography

Astronomy photography (astrophotography) is probably one of the most difficult types of photography that can be undertaken by the amateur photographer. It is also one of the most inspirational types of photography and is always immensely popular. Luckily for us, some amateur photographers still take the time to equip and train themselves and so are […]

Tasteful Boudoir Photography: How To Get Amazing Shots

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Portrait Photography

Boudoir photography sessions have become extremely popular in the last ten years, along with maternity photo sessions. The reason behind this is possibly the fact that modern women are getting more and more confident about their bodies, no matter their shape and size. There are so many women of all ages and backgrounds who are […]

15 Incredibly Useful Tutorials On Headshot Photography

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Portrait Photography

A headshot is a type of portrait photo which shows a person’s face and includes their shoulders as well. Even though photographing headshots seems pretty easy and straightforward, there are some tricks you need to know in order to make your clients truly satisfied with your work. Headshots are really important because they are usually […]

21 Essential Baby Photography Tips

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Portrait Photography

Baby photography is one of the most rewarding and, at the same time, most challenging genres of portraiture. It’s not easy to get those perfect baby shots you often see on Instagram and Pinterest – it takes a lot of time and practice. Babies are unpredictable, they grow fast, and on top of that, they […]