Light Stalking Community’s Digest For Week 52-2019


Hi there fellow Light Stalkers, welcome to your weekly wrap-up, filled with beautiful photographs that will give you a nice time before starting your rushed day. Today we are bringing you everything you shouldn't miss from past week! From some handpicked stuff from the general chit chat as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha's latest challenge on Christmas. And as you've already guessed it by now, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Shark Tank as well!

Photo Of The Week – December 30th, 2019


What Are Our Members Up To?

These are our favourite shots from our 466th Challenge, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Photo by John Teate

Such a nice tender photograph that speaks right and true about Christmas eve. We simply couldn't resist to this beautiful postcard!

Photo by David Chesterfield

This is definitely way beyond your regular Christmas tree, and we couldn't expect less from the mad light painter.

Photo by Pat Garrett

Everything gets more appealing when the trusty rule of odds is applied into a composition. Nice set-up Pat!

Photo by Kent DuFault

Kent has this magic thing for spotting odd findings on the streets. This composition ends up by being extremely poetic, and we recommend you all to look it at full size.

Photo by Erik Fransman

Some holiday laughs for everyone out there!

Photo by P71

Christmas decorations always offer a great deal of details, resulting in astonishing scenarios for shape and form studies.

Photo by Preston

Cats will always be cats, and boxes will always be their thing.

Photo by Dave Watkins

What a beautiful way to end up this nice collection of Christmas themed photographs. Murano glass is always mesmerising to handle and watch.

What You Shouldn't be Missing from the Light Stalking Community

David got a package of “Liquid Light” painting tools some weeks ago, and he shared some nice abstract shots he managed to create. He also says that these tools are quite difficult to use since they are made for being used in the water. Here is our favourite from his set:

Here is a perfectly balanced seascape by Dave, and if you look closer you'll see a human figure which makes this shot a great piece of work. Whoa, look at those textures on the rocks!

Chris shared this amazing panoramic view form Dohuk Reservoir:

Robert shared this peacefully looking scene from snowy Colorado:

Erik shared a couple of shots from 2017 with us at the Snow Fun thread, and they look gorgeous!

And Frank shared these mushrooms with us. He tweaked the scene by placing a red maple leaf, making it perfect for the holidays!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Our beloved Shark Tank is getting pretty sweet as many of you guys are 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 know it is hard for you to believe something like this, but it is actually true. We are able to help you out into becoming a better photographer at a reasonable amount of time by doing this. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback, and we promote it via The Tank.

Here many of our members have nurtured their own photographic knowledge by giving out elaborated critiques that go way beyond a simple emoji based reactions or “nice shot” comments. Not to mention the “what camera are you using?” ones. By receiving critiques we can find out flaws that weren't easy to spot for us before hearing an objective opinion upon our work. Here are some of the most interesting shot shared during last week on the Tank:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order the 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, so don't be afraid of sharing.

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 Showcasing your best photo from 2019! You really can't allow yourselves to miss something like that! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done already! Take a spin at our Members Picks from this Last Week a well, here you'll find the best of the best from Light Stalking, curated by our very own members.

If you are among the new members that still haven't waved to us yet, please feel free to do it now! We are pretty sure that you'll find a great deal of satisfaction while roaming all the other forums too! We all hope that you folks will become better and more conscious photographers in a decent amount of time.

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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