The Last Week Uncovered: Snapshot Stories from the Shutter Scene


Photography has the power to lighten 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 619th challenge on Using Analogous Colours! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – December 5th, 2022

Copyright – Michael
Copyright – Rose Marie

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This week we had very cool candidates for POTW, and it wasn’t easy to make the final choice. I picked this shot by @michael because of its poetic value and dramatic colors, while Federico suggested this rather subtle image by @rgatscha.
I attached both of them, and congrats to Michael and Rose Marie!

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our favourite photos using analogous colours!

A joyful example of how analogous colours can help build a story from a single shot!

Copyright – ElinL

Lens flare can be used intendedly or just be there as happy accidents. Nevertheless, this landscape gets all of the attention thanks to the artifacts enhancing the scene.

Few details are enough to tell a story strikingly!

Copyright – Julie Smith

Great use of organic lines to compose a rather ordinary scene, colours are perfectly balanced, and the image comes alive with the two birds gathering around.

Copyright – Dave Watkins

Smile to the Orange Skipper!

Copyright – Tersha

“Fall Sage Brush and Ash Trees.”

Copyright – Robert Apple

Notice the trippy focus upon this soothing mixture of yellow and green?

Copyright – Wendy P

Not only colours but also light play a key role in crafting a visual masterpiece like this!

The jumping flower power!

Copyright – Tersha

“Abstract – Chasing Cars”

Copyright – Patrick

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

Rich was out trying to shoot Christmas lights, although he didn't like anything but this dynamic keeper:

Copyright – R1ch

Elin shared the winners of Ocean wildlife photographer of 2022 here in this thread.

Rob raised a pretty interesting question about what makes a good photographer here, swing by and leave your thoughts below.

Also, Rich wrote an encouraging letter for us (all folks, members, and staff), and we invite you to take a read.

Philip Watts was featured twice in the Members Pick Week of November 28:

Copyright – Philip Watts
Copyright – Philip Watts

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, a place where our community shares their favourite 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 to critique 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 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 images. Don't be shy; critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 620th challenge on Using Monochromatic Colours!

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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