What You Missed on Light Stalking This Week (Including 2 Photo Challenges!)


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.

The Most Popular Stories from the Last 7 Days

How to Get Your Photographs Accepted at Stock Libraries– Many people require several tries before being accepted at stock libraries.  These tips will help you succeed.  Whatever you do don't give up!

Some Photography Links to Read Over Your Breakfast Coffee  –Sure to keep the photography enthusiast busy, these links will show you some of the best tutorials, photos and articles.

How to Photograph Children Outdoors– Learning how to use natural light and these tips will improve your outdoor child photography.

Is Film Truly Superior to Digital– An apparently controversial subject, learn the assets and drawbacks of film and digital.

What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community

Submit your photographs for this week’s photography challenge What Inspires You? – What is it that makes you tick or feel passionate as a photographer?  Also, check out the fantastic images from last week in Transportation.

Other Weekly Photography Challenges:

View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.

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

• Infrared: Different Processing Ideas

• Butterflies, Beas and Other Bugs

• THROWDOWN: Oneness

• Post Your Blue Hour Photos

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

bug photo

Photo by Richard Taylor.

lamp photo

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

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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