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Birds, Butterflies, And The Odd Alpaca On The Light Stalking Forums – Photography Article

Last Updated on September 18, 2019 by Angie Ok so for some reason, the community is all about nature this week! There are some beautiful shots from Tersha’s latest challenge on Old vs. New! A stunning photo of the week of a kingfisher from Tobie Schalkwyk and some discussions that you may have missed on the forums.  Here’s the wrap Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it –…

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The Remarkable Colours of Morocco: 33 Incredible Photos – Photography Article

Morocco is one of those dream travel destinations for photographers where it seems it’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph. There seems to be no shortage of interesting subjects and the colours shown by photos like these are amazing. Indeed, color is an amazing composition tool. Impactful photographs contain contrast, but you don’t only get great contrast in black and white photography, you can achieve it through color as well.  :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d802b8fe0e60″] .thrv_icon { left:…

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27 Beautiful Photographs Of Cherry Blossoms – Photography Article

By Angie / September 16, 2019 Flowers are wonderful subjects. They are beautiful and come in all shapes and sizes. The variety of amazing colors you’ll find in any floral subject will ensure eye-catching images. Flower photography can go beyond the flower to include leaves, stems, dry flowers and even bees.  If you are interested in getting great images of flowers then do check out Photographing Fabulous Flowers from one of the most wonderful flower photographers, Leanne Cleavely. :first-child { color: rgb(255,…

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Tutorials, Special Features And More – Here Are The Coolest Links In Photography This Week – Photography Article

There is a lot going on in the world of photography these days with writers and artists from all corners creating terrific content and images and submitting them to the internet. This weeks list from Toad Hollow Photography is full of tutorials, special features and great photography, with something here for photography enthusiasts of every genre. We really hope you enjoy checking all these links out as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Tutorials Why…

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5 Street Photography Rules You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Ignoring – Photography Article

It’s not difficult to find advice about photography, on absolutely any topic that falls — even remotely — under the umbrella of photography. Some of it is good, some is bad, the rest is some mixture of the two. The main problem, as I see it, with purveyors of photography advice isn’t so much whether it’s good or bad (everyone’s entitled to their opinions), but that sometimes the individuals dishing out the advice can be incredibly dogmatic about it.  Claim…

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Here’s The Wrap From Light Stalking – Photography Article

Another week, another great set of photographs from you all! Here is your highly anticipated weekly wrap-up! This week’s Weekend Photography Challenge was really special. Tersha gave us the theme of trees and everyone posted some incredible images. We’ve got a wrap up here, but I recommend viewing the gallery yourself. We’ve also picked out some choice discussions from the forums, but these are only a sample, so definitely take a deep dive into the forums and have a chat!…

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16 Remarkable Infrared Photos | Light Stalking – Photography Article

Infrared photography can capture some of the starkest and most emotive images possible. Unfortunately, it can also look like complete rubbish if done wrong. Along with this selection of infrared photos, there are also a few links to further tutorials and resources on infrared photography that you might find useful. We hope you enjoy these remarkable infrared images :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d71f7a55ff73″] .thrv_icon { left: 0px; right: auto; transform: translate(50%, -50%); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d71f7a55ff73″]:hover button { background-color:…

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Photo Of The Week, Abstract And Sunflowers – Here’s What’s Been Happening At Light Stalking – Photography Article

Another week and another great set of photographs from you all! Here is your anxiously awaited weekly wrap-up! Today we are bringing you everything that you need to know from last week! Here you’ll see some handpicked images and discussions from the forums as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha’s latest challenge on Abstract.  Photo Of The Week – September 2nd, 2019 Photo by Mistyisle Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for…

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Landscapes – How to Create Big Images that Pop – Photography Article

We travel near and far to photograph our landscapes. We take a lot of pictures. Yet, we know that special moment when we see it. You know the ones. The big landscape views that offer that little something extra. That “wow” factor. It may pop up down the road or many miles away. Wherever that moment arises, translating that “wow” that you see with your eye into the image you envision may be easy some days and a pain on…

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41 Stunning Examples of Waterfall Photography – Photography Article

Very few photographs can be more stunning than a well-executed photo of a waterfall. Just as they are one of the most beautiful things in nature, good photographers are able to make them one of the favourite subjects of photography fans everywhere. We think this selection of creative commons shots by various photographers is among the best we have seen. If you’d like to know more about taking photos like these, don’t forget to check out the resource links below.…

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What is Kirlian Photography? Aura Photography Revealed – Photography Article

Last Updated on July 10, 2019 by Dahlia Ambrose Kirlian photography, although the study of which can be traced back to the late 1700s, was officially invented in 1939 by Semyon Davidovitch Kirlian.  The Kirlian photographic process reveals visible “auras” around the objects photographed.  These photographs have been the subject of much myth and controversy over the years.  Interestingly, much of which was initially put forth to explain the Kirlian photography phenomena was put forth by the inventor himself, along…

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23 Images That Make Forests Look Magical – Photography Article

Of all the landscape photography, shots of and within forests seem to be almost forgotten about, or at least take a back seat to other more desirable landscape photography.  There are a few key elements to make a magical forest shot, as seen in these 23 great images below. Sunrise / sunset shooting into the rising / setting sun Fog Wide-angle lens Different seasons Silhouettes Most all photos below include at least two of each of these elements, some more,…

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Grab A Coffee – Here’s Your Update For This Week – Photography Article

Another week, another great set of photographs from everyone in the community! As per usual, we are bringing you everything that you need to know from last week! You’ll see some beautiful shots from Tersha’s latest challenge – Purple and a simply stunning photo of the week.  Let’s get into it… Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet Print it out and keep it for when you really need it – when you’re out shooting! Photo Of The Week –…

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25 Cute Photographs Of Cuddly Red Pandas – Photography Article

By Angie / August 27, 2019 Ok, there aren’t many things cuter in this world than Red Pandas. These little creatures aren’t related to those big black and white pandas, but they do feed on bamboo and you can find them lounging around during the day. Sadly, these guys are also on the endangered species list, mainly due to loss of habitat and poaching. So most of us will only get to photograph Red Pandas in captivity.  :first-child { color:…

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Karl Blossfeldt And His Stunning Macro Photography – Photography Article

“Nature educates us into beauty and inwardness, and is a source of the most noble pleasure.” Karl Blossfeldt There is something about nature that seduces anyone holding a camera. Ultimately the natural world encourages us to see the flora we are surrounded by in unique and wonderful ways. I wouldn’t dare to speak for every single photographer out there, of course, but I’m sure that everyone has, at one time or another, experienced that pinch of curiosity towards capturing photographs of…

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Here Are The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week – Photography Article

Join us for a new weekly list of links to tutorials, special features and great photography, all hand-selected by Toad Hollow Photography. This collection of links features some incredible photographs and interesting articles from some of the best writers and artists working in the field today. We hope you enjoy checking out this weeks list as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you. Tutorials How to Improve Your Camera Phone Photography – there is no arguing that…

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31 Cool Snowscapes for Inspiration – Photography Article

Shooting snow can actually be notoriously difficult as there are all types of exposure problems. If you take the time to learn to photograph snow however, it can result in some fantastic images. We think these snowscapes show what is possible and will hopefully serve as inspiration for the next time you find yourself in the snow. :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d5dd98ee2d27″] .thrv_icon { left: 0px; right: auto; transform: translate(50%, -50%); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-135d5dd98ee2d27″]:hover button { background-color: rgb(96,…

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Photo Of The Week And More – Photography Article

So here is the wrap! If you are a new member make sure you introduce yourself to us. And we are sure that all the wonderful information here on Light Stalking and all the helpful and talented photographers on the forum will ensure you become the photographer that you want to be. Today we bring you highlights from the week that was. There are some juicy tidbits from the general chit chat forum, as well as some beautiful images from…

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15 Kick Butt Photos of Storms – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 21, 2019 by Rob Wood (Admin) Photos of storms can be about the most atmospheric and gripping of any landscape photography. In fact some people make storm photography and chasing storms their photographic specialty, following weather and forecast reports like hawks. We’re sure you will agree that the images of storms that they produce are well worth the specialisation with spectacular images seeming to be the norm rather than the exception for many talented storm photographers.…

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How Overthinking Destroys Your Creativity – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 17, 2019 by Jason D. Little Have you ever listened to an athlete who put on a particularly impressive performance talk about being in “the zone”? It’s as if it is some sort of mythical state of existence where everything just works.Photographers can experience such a state as well, a state in which you perceive everything in your environment — no matter what it is — as fortuitous subject matter and virtually every shot you take…

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28 Cute and Beautiful Photographs of Penguins – Photography Article

Penguins are a favourite of everyone from the humble iPhone photographer at the zoo through to the professional shooting in the Antarctic. And it’s for a good reason – they are a hugely photogenic subject and audiences just cannot get enough of them! We think these shots are a fun collection of what can be done with a great subject :first-child { color: rgb(255, 255, 255); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-15e1dc8689f”] .thrv_icon { left: 0px; right: auto; transform: translate(50%, -50%); }#tve_editor [data-css=”tve-u-15e1dc8689f”]:hover button…

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21 Vibrant Landscape Photographs of Valleys – Photography Article

Some days and places it can be difficult to take a bad photograph. Even still, these landscape photographs of different valleys from around the world are a great reminder to get out and shoot! Share your own in the comments! Also, make sure you check out our wonderful resource page on Landscape Photography – we love that you can get all these resources in one place and we hope it helps you to become a great landscape photographer. :first-child { color:…

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Photo Of The Week, Forum Discussions And More – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] Welcome to the wrap! If you are a new member and still haven’t said hello to us, please feel free to do it now! We all hope that Light Stalking will help you embrace your passion for photography. Today we bring you everything that you need to know from the past week! Tersha’s weekend photography challenge was a great one – Back Lighting, yes another amazing photography theme. There are some discussions you may have…

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19 Stunning Lake Sunsets for You to Reflect On – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 12, 2019 by Angie Photographer Catherine Opie once referred to sunrise and sunset as “the biggest cliché in photography.” While Opie’s series of photos “Twelve Miles to the Horizon” deals with the very subjects — sunrise and sunset — that she deemed cliché, I think it’s safe to say that Opie succeeded in approaching sunrise and sunset in a slightly different way. That’s the thing with clichés, especially those of an artistic nature — it may have been…

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Photo Of The Week And More – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] And here is your long awaited weekly wrap-up! This week, as usual, we want to give our new members a special shout out! If you are among them and still haven’t said hello to us, please feel free to do it now! Today we bring you everything that you need to know from Lightstalking’s past week! There will be photos and discussions from the general chit chat forum, as well as some beautiful shots from Tersha’s…

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How I Beat Photographer’s Block – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] We all get it – the dreaded photographer’s block – our very own version of creative block. It’s a common malady across the creative world. And it hurts. Dare I say, it hurts even a little more for us, being that the cost of entry for photographers is often so much higher than other artists to their crafts. Photo: Matt Hardy You sit on your couch, you look at your beautiful gear, and you just…

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25 Abstract Images That Rock – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] To put it simply, abstract photography is a genre of photography which seeks to depict a certain subject in a way that doesn’t have an immediate association with the object world. What’s really great about abstract images is the fact that anything can be your subject! In other words, there are absolutely no limitations. The only thing that matters is your ability to show the subject in an unusual way and make it unrecognizable or…

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Catch Up On The Coolest Links In Photography – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] The exciting world of photography never seems to rest, and here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all known corners of the internet for links to tutorials, special features and great photography to share with everyone. This weeks list is composed of a wide diversity of subjects and features, from some of the best writers and artists working in the field today. We really hope you enjoy checking out all these…

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23 Stunning Still Life Photographs That Will Inspire – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] Still life is a wonderful genre. It traditionally depicts inanimate objects such as flowers, fruit, vases and books in a visually appealing way. While it can look straightforward, still life is a genre that will engage many of your photography skills. Of course, composition is key – you’ll need to nail your subject, story and mood; the background; your elements in your still life and their layout. Then of course there is lighting – ensuring…

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Star Trails, Symmetry And Stormtroopers – Photography Article

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] Another week, another Light Stalking update for you! This week was another amazing week on Light Stalking. A very big welcome to our new members and if you still haven’t said hello to us, please feel free to do it now!Remember, this wrap up only provides you with some of the facinating photography subjects photographed and written about here on Light Stalking – so make sure you take a leisurely wander through the forums. We…

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