What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community This Week

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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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What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community

Submit your photographs for this week’s photography challenge – Transportation.  Show us your creativity with shots of  trains, boats, planes, cars, buses, subway, taxis, bicycles and more.  Also, check out the fantastic images from last week in Better Your Best Shot From the Last Month.

Other Weekly Photography Challenges:

View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.

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

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• Blue Jet: Corvette Grand Sport
• Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

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

Dragonfly Photo by Mikell Herrick. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa.

Kitchen HDR
Photo by Toad Hollow Photography.  Toad Hollow can be seen on his website.


Photo by Richard Taylor.

If you’re not already part of the Light Stalking community then come and join the fun. We promise not to bite!

Rachael Towne is a photographer and the creator of photoluminary.com.

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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