The Last Week Finale: The Untold Clicks of 2021 Revealed


Goodbye 2021, thanks for the memories and tales. Welcome 2022, and may the light be with us in this one! Today, we bring you the images that farewelled another year.

In this wrap-up, you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Side Lighting! And of course, we'll introduce some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

And why not mention it, this particular challenge was especially crowded, and it was a beautiful joy picking the featured shots!

Photo Of The Week – January 3rd, 2022

Photo by LeanneC

Words by Jasenka Grujin

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the winter holidays!

This time POTW goes to @leannecleaveley and her gorgeous shot of a bottle.

This type of shot takes time and needs to be carefully crafted in terms of lighting, and Leanne has done a wonderful job. The curves of the glass against the pitch-black background look really elegant and thanks to the powerful simplicity, this image is also a great example of abstract minimalism.

Congrats, Leanne.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favorite shots from Challenge 571st!

Photo by David Chesterfield

Simply dramatic! With patience and mastery, one light can do so much for a photograph.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

There's something about the eyes that catches one's attention right away!

Photo by Patrick

Superb detail in this soulful capture!

Photo by Aurimas

A great example of how visual imagery can tell so much with so little in the scene.

Photo by Tersha

Interesting shape and beautiful lighting decision.

Photo by Wendy P

Massive side lighting!

Photo by Pat Garrett

“Side Light on the Sand.”

Photo by Robert Apple

Nature always finds mysterious ways to surprise our gaze. Actually, this shot could work like the back of a mystery novel!

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

Tersha got a Laowa 24mm Probe lens for Xmas, and recently shared with us a couple of shots, there's a soft and interesting quality in them for sure! For anyone curious, this is a very special lens used for specific macro purposes.

Dahlia found this vibrant shot taken by Pat:

And Patrick picked these two beautiful portraits of Hugo and Tubby made by David using side lighting techniques:

And 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 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.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 572nd challenge on Backlighting in Photography!

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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