What You Missed Recently in the Light Stalking Community

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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.

The Most Popular Stories from the Last 7 Days
How Photographers Can Use a Prime Lens to Improve Their Technique – Challenge yourself with prime lenses and take your photography to the next level.
Thinking Outside the Rule of Thirds – Learn the rules of composition and then dare to break them!
Leading Lines as a Compositional Tool for Better Photographs – Use leading lines to draw attention to your subject.
How to Select Lenses for DSLR Filmmaking – DSLR filmmaking can be both stunning and affordable with prime lenses.

Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week by Lisa Hill

Lisa has a very nice gallery on Flickr which you can view here.

What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community

Submit your photographs for this week’s photography challenge – Evening and check out the fantastic images from last week in Morning.
View this week’s Mobile Monday Challenge.
Submit your photographs for Wild Wednesday Challenge. This week’s challenge is to submit whatever you think fits that theme.

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

• Do You Like the Oversaturated Look?
• What’s Your Style?
• Black as Night
• Fire

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 and Twitter.

Photo by Mike Dean. See his Blog, Facebook, Twitter, 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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