Photography has the power of lightening up our lives; and what a great thing it is to start our days by checking out some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes!
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 589th challenge on Fundamentals of Exposure! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!
Photo Of The Week – May 9th, 2022
This week we had very versatile candidates!
I decided that POTW goes to @r1ch and his moody portrait.
We don’t see portraits often in our POTW section and the reason behind this is probably because I’m a portraitist myself and I have a particularly high standard regarding this genre.
This portrait is a wonderful example of what we can achieve when the model, background, colors, and camera settings all tell the same story. In this case, the moodiness perfectly enhances the features of this alternative model. I also believe the self-image of this girl coincides with the way she was captured in this portrait, and that’s an additional plus.
What Are Our Members Up To?
Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from this wild challenge!
What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community
Tersha shared this highly aesthetic still of some juicy gooseberries, look at the texture on these!
Dave stumbled into this little pollen cone, this was shot with another old Pentax lens, an M 50mm f/1.4. In production from 1977-to 1984. A super eBay find which cost him $65.00.
Also, he shared this bright high-key photograph of an energetic hummingbird:
And this moody shot as well:
Robert captured these snowy wagon wheels in silhouette Style B&W:
We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts
Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures, and 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 of critiquing 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:
- Another Door
- Edits of monochromes
- Mother Nature Encounters a Cemetery
- Diving Sea Lions
- A live caricature session
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 590th challenge on Creative Exposure by Changing Aperture!