Hi there folks, here is your long awaited community wrap-up, filled with stunning images that will give you a nice run before starting your rushed day. And why not, maybe you'll get some inspiration out of them too! Here you'll find as usual, some rigorously curated stuff from the general chit chat as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha's latest challenge on one of the most popular colors in photography, Red! And as you've already guessed by now, we'll be mentioning some solid shots from the Shark Tank as well!
Photo Of The Week – February 3rd, 2020
This week our Guest Judge for the POTW was Mistyisle a.k.a. Jim. Here is what he had to say… (Jim’s selection was slightly outside the upload period for judging. But as he went to the effort- we are going to allow his selection for this POTW.)
To me clearly the most outstanding photo of the week was Larry Kreger’s impressionist study – uploaded into the WeekendPhotography Challenge #471 Red – Reply #429892. The fact of there being a number of reds with the umbrella as a starting point, leading the eye through the pic is great. It could very easily hang on a wall. The blur is marvellous.
Also, “Pokey Thingies”, by Robert Apple, has great balance and impact. If they are the plant that I think they are, then they only blossom for about a week, if that, and not every year. (We will post a link to “Pokie Thingies” below.
What Are Our Members Up To?
These are our favourite shots from our 471th Challenge, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
Photo by Bobbie
Photo by Andre P
Photo by Viviane Rakotoarivony
Photo by Pat Garrett
Photo by Davidc
Photo by P71
Photo by Charmaine Joubert
Photo by Rob Eyers
Photo by Preston
Photo by Chris Pook
Photo by Tersha
What You Shouldn't be Missing from the Light Stalking Community
Chris shared several shots he made with his tiny Rollei 35S. I've always wanted a camera like this, it is so inconspicuous that makes the act of candid photography something really achievable. This is my personal favourite from all the shots that he shared with us, but you can see them all here.
Erik shared some images of a personal self-imposed challenge. Capturing his cats while yawning! Although, he has a little trick for achieving that ;).
Rob Eyers shared this beautiful group of brightly coloured ducks.
Robert Apple shared this gorgeous portrait:
Jim wants to save some money on a ring flash, if you have a good recommendation for him, this is the place for doing it!
Rob made a very interesting (and quite controversial) question that I'm still not able to answer correctly yet, but maybe you can!
Oh, and Terry needs some help, if you are able to help, please leave a comment here.
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 Tonal Values. You really can't allow yourselves to miss something like that! Please remember to join our friendly photography community if you haven't done it 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.
Thank you Federico , catching up over a coffee and enjoying every min.