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Photography has the power of lightening 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 596th challenge on Indoor Photography at Night! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – June 27th, 2022

Photo by Valery

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @valeryp and his gorgeous still life.

Valery has already proved many times that he’s the real master of still life – his compositions, lighting, and editing are simply gorgeous and painterly in the most sophisticated way.

Shooting still life requires a solid knowledge of indoor photography settings as well as lighting setups and I think all of us here could learn a lot about indoor photography from Valery!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from this starry and moody challenge!

Photo by Michael

Something as simple as looking outside the window can be portrayed in a mysterious and creative way!

Photo by David Chesterfield

What a great nocturnal vibe happened to be captured in this frame… Simply gorgeous and a fantastic moment.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

“Ballet in motion. Double exposure.”

Photo by Bobbie

We all know this feeling, right?

Photo by Logos189

A lovely portrait of Sami, he is from Siberia!

Photo by Wendy P

And speaking of great cat portraits, this sleepy one is pretty interesting too.

Photo by Timothy S. Allen

“Indoor reflections while photographing at night at a busy street in San Francisco”.

Photo by Pat Garrett

Wow, the cinematic feeling in this shot is simply amazing!

Photo by Robert Apple

“Badness by the Fire”.

Photo by Patrick

“Never take yourself too seriously, Shine On You Crazy Diamond… I knew I would find a use for this wig.”

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

Tersha captured this poppy in a peculiar groovy way, thanks to Petzval magic while shooting with a very bright sun through the trees behind it:

And also this moody and decaying still-life:

Steve stumbled into some lotus blooms the other day:

And this alien-like looking character:

Anne got intrigued by this chaining mechanism and decided to share her vision of it with us:

Tobie told us how hard is to take photos of the amethyst sunbirds in this post:

If you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks! A place where our community is able to share their favorite photographs from our forums every week.

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:

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 597th challenge on Flora in Urban Areas!

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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