Light Stalking has grown into a thriving community with close to a million people following us or seeing us online in one form or other, every month. In all of the hullabaloo, it’s easy to miss the core of what’s happening in photography on Light Stalking. So that’s why we decided to sum it up for you. Here’s what you missed recently on Light Stalking.
Photo of the Week
This gorgeous portrait is by Dawn, who can also be found on Facebook. You can comment on this photo here.
The Most Popular Stories from the Last 7 Days
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•What is Kirlian Photography? The Science and the Myth Revealed – Long thought to be a way to record the aura or life-force of the living, Kirlian photography is explained and debunked.
•A Guide to Aerial Photography (With Some Stunning Examples) – From making flight plans to proper camera settings, this article will get you started with Aerial photography.
What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community
Submit your photo to this week’s photography challenge – Tree/s or tree parts! There are so many tree varieties in the world. Perhaps you have some photos of trees in your area or from your travels? If so, please share them with us!
We have had some great responses to our last few photography challenges on the forum. Last week’s photography challenge was Silhouettes – Do you have any photos with silhouettes to share with us? Also, check out the asymmetry challenge from the week before.
We’d love to chat with you! Add your opinions here:
•THROWDOWN: Ghost Towns and Abandoned Building
•Urban water features
•What's your favourite situation to shoot in?
•The Fog of Winter
What Are Our Members Up To?
We have some amazing members here at Light Stalking that run the gamut from career professional photographers through to beginner enthusiast. Here’s what a few of them are up to in photography.
Great Shots Uploaded to the Light Stalking Community
Photo by Richard Wood. Richard can also be found on Facebook.
Photo by iJohn.
If you’re not already part of the Light Stalking community then come and join the fun. We promise not to bite!
What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast
It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.