We want to teach people how to create the photographs that they aspire to.
We want to take you from snap shots to intentional and well-considered images.
Here's what we mean by that:
These shots were taken 3 days apart with the same child in the same park. But the second one was planned. That is what we want to teach you to do.
We do that through free written and video tutorials and affordable courses that naturally and enjoyably extend their learning. We also believe in the power of community and mutual constructive feedback which is why you will find us on this site a lot and giving (and taking) advice in our forums.
Hopefully, we are doing something right as our tutorials have been shared by everybody from National Geographic, MSNBC, Photoshop, Lightroom, Canon, Nikon and we have even been included in several books! We are also a top 10 photography blog according to Feedspot, Klout and Wefollow.
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. It grew to be one of the most referenced photography sites in the world. Rob is also the co-founder of Photzy.com and you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and mail as well.
Dahlia Ambrose is one of the staff writers at Light Stalking and besides writing, she also responds to customer queries, schedules social media posts and helps with product development. She has been around seven years since she took up photography seriously and her main interests are travel photography and photographing the night sky. Some of her works can be seen on 500px and Instagram. She has a postgraduate research degree in Physics, a certificate in teaching, and a diploma in business administration and customer service. Her work experiences are varied from lecturing in science and engineering at colleges in India to working in various roles for retailers and the local authority in the UK. She is now pursuing her passion for travel and photography where she spends a couple of months on each country she visits.
Federico Alegria is one of our staff writers and has 10 years of experience in making documentary photography, he is currently working in long-term photo essays and you can watch more of his work here. He is also a photography educator at a design-focused University, and is currently pursuing his PhD (and of course, his thesis is around Photography). His work has been featured in museums, newspapers and magazines. He is currently based in El Salvador.
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.
Jason Row – has been writing for Light Stalking for over six years now and has 35 years of experience as a professional photographer. He now concentrates on producing travel stock photography and video from around the world. You can find his portfolio here. His work has been featured in numerous publications, both online and in print, as well as for major companies such as Virgin, Etihad, Tripadvisor and Booking.com. Jason has also produced a number of video tutorials for Light Stalking and Photzy. Born in London, he now lives in the beautiful city of Odessa, Ukraine.
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.
Scott Johnson is a professional photographer focussed on historical preservation issues in his native Canada. He is also responsible for Light Stalking's massively popular weekly wrap-ups of photography news and views from around the Internet. Catch him here.
Ade Torrent is a photographer and the founder of the incredibly popular Old Cameras Youtube channel. A lover of film photography, Ade can also be found on Twitter.
Jasenka Grujin is our web designer and one of our content writers. She has 10 years of experience when it comes to writing and 5 years of experience in graphic and web design. She was one of the designers at Qode Interactive who worked on developing Bridge WordPress theme, a best-seller at ThemeForest. At the moment, she develops new products for Light Stalking and takes care of everything related to design. In addition to that, Jasenka is a freelance photographer who’s dedicated to portraiture and event photography. She attended Hudson Valley college in Albany, NY where she got her degree in digital media and participated in local exhibitions with her photography and digital artworks. She also worked at Albany Center Gallery as an event photographer. She is currently based in Belgrade, Serbia.
Kehl Bayern is our staff news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of photography, he is interested in architecture and modern design. Kehl Bayern is also the author of science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts and studied politics at the University of Virginia and, later, Harvard University for graduate school. He spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
We have had some legends pass through our doors.
Kent DuFault – is an occasional writer for Light Stalking, and also handles the weekly “Picture of the Week” contest. He has been involved with photography since 1974, and he has worked in various aspects of professional photography since 1983. Most of those years were spent as a commercial photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has always considered his niche to be creative, professional, imaging that communicates a solid visual story. You can view some of his photographic work on Instagram, Flicker, 500px, and GuruShots. He did attend a two-year program where he obtained a certificate in commercial photography. Milestones for Kent’s photographic career include acquiring his first job as a newspaper photographer, and as contract commercial photographer for the Unisys Corporation. He also opened his own commercial photography studio in downtown Minneapolis, and became the District Manager of Photography and Production for Memory Lane Portraits. Last but not least, he is Content Director of Photzy. He is currently based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Ritesh Saini – Ritesh's photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He can look at photographs for hours and enjoys retouching photos in Photoshop. Ritesh went on to work full time for Photzy. You can see his photography on Flickr.
Sheen Watkins – Sheen Watkins is a bird and nature wildlife photographer from Birmingham, Michigan. A long-term passion for birding collided with photography when she was surprised with a camera as a gift a couple of years ago. For Sheen, nature photography always presents a fun challenge. Those precious little birds whether in the wild or at the feeders, they don't politely pose for the photographer. Her photography can found on Facebook and her website. She also has a travel and photography blog.
You can also catch us all around in the internet. Here are a few of the places we like to hang out:
Feel free to drop us a line below at support at lightstalking.com
What People Are Saying About Light Stalking
These are a few of the comments we have had on the various blog posts and social media for Light Stalking!
a big thank you to Light Stalking being a great resource to read
First a big thank you to Light Stalking being a great resource to read, I love your articles.
Congratulations to you Rob - you have definitely been a huge contributor to the global photography community! It's an absolute privilege writing for Light Stalking, interfacing with the writers and seeing the site and offerings continue to evolve! Rock it!!
Highly recommend following @LightStalking if you enjoy photography!
One of the best and most trusted sources of photography info on the web! @LightStalking
I always love reading the thorough tutorials that are posted here
I always love reading the thorough tutorials that are posted here, even though I don't understand half of what I read. I am just getting started with Lightroom , and if I learn just one tip each day I'm happy. Today my takeaway is learning to work with the color mixer panel for black and white photos. I didn't even know they would affect my finished photos. Thanks so much for sharing this.
I love all of your articles
I love all of your articles.... I was planning to buy my first gun for my canon 700-d and i had no idea about what to consider... But this article helped me out very much...
Thank you team Light Stalking..
you're my inspiration.
Love the photography! you're my inspiration.
Love your posts.
Love your posts! I always learn interesting and relative information
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