Photography has the power to lighten up our lives, and what a great thing it is to start our days by seeing 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 625th challenge on Side Lit Still Life Photography! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!
Photo Of The Week – January 16th, 2023
This time POTW goes to our new member @juliehe.
Her still-life shot is absolutely gorgeous – the colors, composition, and lighting are all spot on!
Congrats, Julie. We’re looking forward to seeing more of your work.
What Are Our Members Up To?
Pour coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite Side Lit Still Life shots!
Bold texture enhanced by the strong direct lighting technique!
Interesting result, and something we all can try in the comfort of our home.
Even the smallest still-life arrangement becomes alive with the proper lighting technique. You can use a window nearby!
An excellent result, almost like a painting, as we can see from the softly lit tones!
Vanitas is a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death.
Quite a classic composition with strong side lighting.
Cool and warm tones make a perfect contrast with color, and the light coming from the side adds an extra layer of visual richness to the composition below.
Still-life photography doesn't always have to be dark and moody; it can also be bright and harsh!
What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community
Accidentally, Jasenka came across this area in her city and took a fantastic self-portrait filled with lovely colours.
Robert captured a Killdeer standing in the Thermopolis Hot Spring.
And he also shared this lovely moment where the bond was formed forever.
Philip asked for some help with lighting – perhaps you can give him a hand!
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, where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums weekly.
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:
- Learning to Pan
- Prayer Candle
- To crop or not to crop, that is the question
- Coffee Cup
- My Dentist's Wreath
- Shopping for coconuts
- My Kitchen
- Stick in Water
The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions 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 626th challenge on Backlit Architectural Photography!