What You May Have Missed This Week on Light Stalking


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.

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35 Amazing and Colourful Photographs of Dragonflies – These gorgeous insects can be found in your back garden…if you're lucky.
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How to Photograph Textures – Textures can be found everywhere and these tips will help you photograph them for fun and profit.
22 Clever and Intresting Photographs of Wall Murals and Street Art – Clever context can produce an effective photo of a wall mural.  These photos are excellent examples.

What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community

Submit your photographs for this week’s photography challenge – Mid-Afternoon.  Some photographers shy away from the midday sun, but this week challenge yourselfand go out and shoot in it.  Also, check out the fantastic images from last week in Evening.

Other Weekly Photography Challenges:

View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.

Submit your photographs for Wild Wednesday Challenge. This week’s challenge is “wild” and other than that there are no rules

We’d love to chat with you! Add your opinions here:

• A Cup of Toads
• Terrorists in the Car Park
• Exciting New Toy
• Waves

What Are Our Members Up To?
We have some amazing members here at Light Stalking that runs 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 Mikell Herrick. She can be found on Facebook , Twitter, Flickr, and Picasa

Photo by Carol H.  See her website and Flickr gallery.

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.

  1. html cleaner  Easy DSLR –  Friend of Light Stalking, Ken Schultz has developed this course over several years and it still remains the single best source for mastering your camera by identifying the main things that are holding you back.
  2. Word to html  Understanding Composition – As one of the core elements of a good photograph, getting your head around composition is essential. Photzy's guide to the subject is an excellent introduction. Their follow-up on Advanced Composition is also well worth a read.
  3. Word to html  Understanding Light – Also by Photzy, the other essential part of photography is covered in this epic guide and followed up in Understanding Light, Part 2. This is fundamental stuff that every photographer should aim to master.
  4. Word to html  5 Minute Magic Lightroom Workflow – Understanding post production is one of the keys to photographs that you will be proud of. This short course by one of the best in the business will show you how an award-winning photographer does it.

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