About Light Stalking

We want to teach people how to create the photographs that they aspire to.

We want to take you from snapshots to intentional and well-considered images.

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, Detailed and Alltop (and Klout and Wefollow back when they existed).

You can read about what people are saying about Light Stalking here.

Who Are We?

Editor – Rob WoodRob was given his first camera (the awesome and powerful Kodak Instamatic of the late 70s) at the age of 5 and has been a photography educator for over 14 years. 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. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and mail as well.

Dahlia Ambrose is one of the staff writers at Light Stalking and has been educating photographers for over 7 years on here as well as working as a stock photographer. 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. Her work experiences are varied from lecturing in science and engineering at colleges in India. 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 twelve 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. Born in London, he now lives Durham.

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 focused 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.

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.

Past Writers

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.

Books That Have Referenced Our Photography Content

The Photo Student Handbook – Essential Advice on Learning Photography and Launching Your Career Path By Garin Horner

The Rough Guide to Digital Photography – By Sophie Goldsworthy

Research in Photography – Behind the Image By Anna Fox, Natasha Caruana

Blogging for Creatives By Robin Houghton

Death Makes the News – How the Media Censor and Display the Dead By Jessica M. Fishman

Catalog of the Unexplained – From Aliens and Aromatherapy to Zen and Zener Cards By Leanna Greenaway, Beleta Greenaway

Lighting By David Präkel

What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School – What You Actually Need to Know to Succeed in the Industry By Demetrius Fordham

The Serious Leisure Perspective – An Introduction By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

Catturare la Bellezza della Natura – Una guida alla Fotografia di Paesaggio By Dan Bardloom

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited – Mastering Techniques and Maximizing Creativity with Your FUJIFILM Camera By Dan Bailey

Photography in Social Work and Social Change – Theory and Applications for Practice and Research.  Editors:Anissa T. Rogers, Kristina M. Hash, Matthias J. Naleppa

Organisations That Have Referenced Our Material

We have been mentioned in a lot of places. Some of them include NASA,  The New York Times, CNet,  Business Insider and even National Geographic.

What Else?

You can also catch us all around in the internet. Here are a few of the places we like to hang out:

Light Stalking on Twitter. (We're on here a lot!)
Light Stalking on Facebook. (Here a lot too!)
Light Stalking on Instagram.
Light Stalking on Flickr.
Light Stalking on YouTube.

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.

Carl Stanley


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!!

Sheen Watkins Photographer

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend following @LightStalking if you enjoy photography!

Domenique Caroline Photographer

Most Trusted

One of the best and most trusted sources of photography info on the web! @LightStalking

Jack Hollingsworth Professional Photographer


@LightStalking I love this feed!!✨✨❤️👏👏📷📷📷

Jason A Moodley Photographer

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..

Hasnain Khimji

you're my inspiration.

Love the photography! you're my inspiration.

Michael Fetsko

Love your posts.

Love your posts! I always learn interesting and relative information