Light Painting And Cool Action Figurines – Don’t Miss Our Latest Update


Week after week, we state that “photography has the power of lightening up our daily lives,”; and what a wonderful way of kick-starting our frantic routines by diving into some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 642nd challenge on Drawing of Painting with Light! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – May 15th, 2023

light painting rain
Copyright – Kristi

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @liveyourlife83 and her creative light painting shot.
I really like the composition here and how unusual this shot is. Light is kind of raining here, which is a brilliant idea!
Congrats, Kristi.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our cherry-picked light drawings for this week!

This has to be one of the coolest selfies we've ever seen published online!

light painting selfie
Copyright – David Chesterfield

In one single frame, we combine our best-known sources of light, natural and artificial, of course!

light painting night sky
Copyright – David Chesterfield

And speaking of which, we often associate light painting with artificial lighting, of course. But technically, it can also be achieved by using available light to our own creative favor. This was an experiment (100, 2.5s, ƒ/9, 300mm) in which Wen panned through a strong shaft of sunlight to focus on the bird. Then she edited in LR and highlighted the light rays in PicMonkey. This was the result!

bird green light painting
Copyright – Wendy P

What an interesting glass couple!

green lamp
Copyright – Tersha
red lamp
Copyright – Tersha

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Robert found Mater's cousin chilling in Montana!

humorous car shot
Copyright – Robert Apple

Tersha shared some vibrant bleeding hearts she stumbled upon:

bleeding hearts flower
Copyright – Tersha

About this shot, Elin shared a really interesting story involving Canon; read more about it here!

bird grebes mating shot
Copyright – ElinL

She also missed the light painting challenge because of the midnight sun! But managed to share a shot of Grebes lovemaking instead; hopefully, it will result in a bunch of happy chicks in a few weeks.

figurine Link
Copyright – Beth

Beth had some fun with her figurines of Link and Wade!

figuring Wade
Copyright – Beth

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums every week.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures, and it is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people that want to grow fast as photographers.

Here, you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have the chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions, and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy; critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 643rd challenge!

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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