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.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week by Dru Stefan Stone

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IMG_4553-2 copy by Dru Stefan Stone, on Flickr

Dru is offering some amazing free downloadable desktop wallpapers on her blog so head over and grab them while she leaves them up.

And don't forget to follow her on:

What You Missed in the Light Stalking Community

Submit your photographs for this week's photography challenge – Flowers, Weeds and Grass and check out the fantastic images from last week in high key photography.

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

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.

Tom Dinning started a new photography blog – Notes from the Camera.

Toad Hollow has just about finished their second guide to HDR. Make sure you don't miss out and sign up here.

Ryan Bater has been putting up some amazing commercial model shots on his Facebook page lately that are worth checking out.

Other Great Shots Uploaded to the Light Stalking Community

Sun has set on Somerset house...

Photograph by Mike Dean. Visit his portfolio.

 



Photo by Colleen.



Photograph by SolwSunFun.


Don't forget to join the fun by registering for the community then saying hi in the forums!

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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Rob Wood (Admin)

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography pushed him into building this fantastic place, and you can get to know him better here.

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