What Our Members Have Been Up To Last Week


Here is your weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find some nicely curated stuff from the general chit chat as well as some amazing shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Faceless Portrait! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well.

Photo Of The Week – July 20th, 2020

Photo by Joanne Van Praag

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Words by Kent DuFault

Our POTW winner is Joanne Van Praag @vanpraag. Congratulations, Joanne.

When considering what I look for and enjoy in photography, this photograph is about as good as it gets.

I’m not sure that I’ve seen a more stunning photograph on Light Stalking, especially in the area of portraiture.

I do want to mention a runner-up. It was posted in the Photography Challenge 495 Faceless Portraits.

It is an exquisite character study by JasenkaG. It’s mesmerizing- rich in color and intricate in its composition. It has a touch of loving romance with a serious little sprinkle of mystery. It’s exquisite, and any other week, I’m quite sure it would have won. You can see it here.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some nice coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from challenge 495th!

Photo by JD

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Simple yet effective portrait! It is also quite storytelling thanks to the background and the foliage in the foreground.

Photo by Joanne van Praag

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Perfectly centered photographs are hard to capture in an interesting way! Notice how the perfectly balanced horizon meets with the exact middle-ness of the subject, making it super balanced and tranquil.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

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Beautiful lighting and composition.

Photo by Patrick

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Artistic photographs like this trigger many questions. It all feels like a dreamlike scene, particularly eerie one.

Photo by Amy M

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There has always been a strong debate around what should be considered a portrait. Personally speaking, I find that any body part that has the ability of depicting something about the person, has the immediate power of being a portrait. What do you folks think?

Photo by Wendy P

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Interesting concept and precise composition. Very clever indeed as Miriam spotted!

Photo by Laura G

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Our whole way of interacting with the outside world drastically changed in 2020, and photos like this one might feel normal now.

Photo by Pat Garrett

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One can feel the gunpowder in this one :).

Photo by ElinL

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Faceless and compelling portrait. One can really feel the atmosphere in this photograph.

Photo by LeanneC

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Powerful and sleek use of silhouette!

Photo by Jasenka Grujin

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The mysterious light aids the colour palette in this photograph for telling a very interesting narrative. The gentle position of the hand works as a perfect entry point into the reading path of this beautiful shot.

Photo by Chris Pook

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What a classic and timeless photograph!

Photo by Frogdaily

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Simple and hard to pass by! This contemplative cowboy is a slow-paced photograph that gets perfectly aided by the sepia tone.

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

Graham shared a dreamy composite he made after taking a Photoshop course, and the result is quite nice!

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Dave shared a colourful photograph from his garden!

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Tobie took a photograph of a red-winged starling with a very bold attitude if you ask us!

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And another one of a green-wood hoopoe during the meal time:

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Anne opened a nice thread for all construction site enthusiasts. These places offer a unique perspective into daily lives of hard-working people.

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Jim shared some white fronted terns:

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And last but not least, we got some friendly-fire issues and several members got deleted. The issue was quickly solved, but we apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused.

If you are experiencing problems with the forum, please let us know.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs, and is clear that many 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. This is possible thanks to valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way in which someone can hack the photography's learning curve.

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have a chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback.

Many of our members have nurtured their own photographic knowledge by giving out elaborate critiques that go way beyond simple emoji based reactions or “nice shot” comments. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to 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.

We and many other members will be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Don't skip participating in the newest challenge published by Tersha on another photography classic, Eyes! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done it already!

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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