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.
The Most Popular Stories from the Last 7 Days
•31 Amazing and Strong Photographs of Recent Storms – Storms are an ideal photographic subject due to the strong emotions that they can invoke. The photos from the last year are excellent examples of this.
•Heaps of Awesome Photography Links to Waste Your Weekend With! – The best photography, blogs and tutorials on the internet. Brought to you by Toad Hollow Photography each and every week.
•23 Fantastic and Colourful Photographs of Snakes – These colourful and interesting photos of snakes were taken by some very brave and skilled photographers!
•Tutorial: How to Add Texture to Your Photographs in Photoshop – This playful tutorial will show you how to realistically apply a texture to your photos.
What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community
Submit your photo to this week’s photography challenge – Silhouettes! Show us your silhouette photos past and present. What will you take your silhouette against? What will your subject be?
We have had some great responses to our last few photography challenges on the forum. Last week’s photography challenge was Asymmetry – Do you have any photos which show a lack of balance to share with us? Conversely, Symmetry was covered the week before that. How do you see symmetry in our world?
Other Weekly Photography Challenges:
View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.
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•At the zoo
•Say hi to Vera!
•Photos of the Photographer
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 Alistair.
Photo by lgal, who can also be found on Flickr.
If you’re not already part of the Light Stalking community then come and join the fun. We promise not to bite!
Rachael Towne is a professional photographer and editor of Photoluminary.
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