The Last Week Panorama: Unmasking The Mastery Of Our Mavens


Photography has the power of brightening 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 the weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat, as well as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Photograph Using Panning Technique! And as usual, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – August 23rd, 2021

Photo by Patrick

Words by Dahlia Ambrose

This week’s POTW goes to Patrick @patrickw for his panning shot of a bicycle rider.

The photo has very sharp details of the subject with an interesting expression on the rider’s face. Although a panning shot, the details on the background are well preserved. The moody black and white edit works great for the scene, the time it was shot and also suits the story.

Congratulations Patrick on POTW!


What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 552nd!

Photo by ElinL

“A pair of tufted ducks.”

Photo by Peter Nowak

The stunning result of a very well-controlled camera movement and great color scheme.

Photo by David Chesterfield

The speed at its finest core!

Photo by Pat Garrett

Interesting effect, and what a nice way of making the background less dull too!

Photo by Kristi

This is an excellent capture and a good example of how photography can make some simple things quite extraordinary with no effort at all.

Photo by Tersha

Nice capture and sweet use of the rule of thirds too.

Photo by Davidc

Intentional camera movement can also be achieved by twisting the zoom barrel while taking a shot, just make sure that the shutter speed isn't that fast for it.

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

Elin shared a punky looking duck, it does look cool don't you think? If you like it, you can see a whole bunch of other shots here.

Daniel wants to know how to get rid of the dead spot on the leaf, we think it looks good like that, but if you want to give him some further advice feel free to share it with him here.

Aurimas got a moody flower and shared it with us!

And Bruce got a lovely looking flower with his macro photography skills!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs, 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. 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 the chance of critiquing 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'll be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 553rd challenge on Photograph using Intentional Camera Movement!

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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