Light Stalking has grown into a thriving community with close to a million people following us or seeing us online in one form or other, every month. In all of the hullabaloo, it’s easy to miss the core of what’s happening in photography on Light Stalking. So that’s why we decided to sum it up for you. Here’s what you missed recently on Light Stalking.
Photo of the Week
The Most Popular Stories from the Last 7 Days
•6 Tips for Successful Macro Photography – Macro photography is is a photograph in which the subject is magnified to life size or greater. These tips will get you started on taking amazing macro shots, even if you are a budget.
•How Simulating a Film Camera Can Help Improve your Photography Technique – Film photographers used to have to conserve shots in order to not waste film, while digital photographers can take as many shots as their memory cards will hold. Techniques such as restricting your quantity of shots, resisting looking at your shot immediately and other helpful tips just might improve your photography.
•Don't Lose Your Photographs! Strategies for Backing Up your Work – Most of us have experienced the awful feeling of losing some of our photos. This article will help prevent this disappointment from happening to you again.
•Tutorial: How to Apply Makeup to a Model in Post-Production Using Adobe Photoshop – While it is best to get things right in-camera as much as possible, applying makeup to a model in Photoshop might prove to be a creative skill that will come in handy.
What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community
Submit your photo to this week’s photography challenge – bokeh! Bokeh can be used to your advantage. Do you have any photos using bokeh to show us?
We have had some great responses to our last few photography challenges on the forum. Last week’s photography challenge was Waterdrops! – Show us your photos of water doing what water does! Also, check out the Come and Get It challenge from the week before.
Other Weekly Photography Challenges:
View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.
We’d love to chat with you! Add your opinions here:
•Digital vs. Film
•A Small Harvest
•Mortlock Library, Adelaide, Australia
What Are Our Members Up To?
We have some amazing members here at Light Stalking that run the gamut from career professional photographers through to beginner enthusiast. Here’s what a few of them are up to in photography.
Great Shots Uploaded to the Light Stalking Community
Photo by Vera Lampero.
Photo by lgal. He can also be found on Flickr.
If you’re not already part of the Light Stalking community then come and join the fun. We promise not to bite!
What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast
It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.