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How to recover highlight details using luminosity masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Luminosity masking is a technique by which you can create layer masks from a photo based on the brightness …

Take Your Night Sky Photography To The Next Level With This Helpful Tutorial

If you have been wanting to try your hand at night sky photography, or just want to improve on the star photos you’ve already taken, you’re in luck. …

Time-Lapse and GPS Data Proves It’s Not Ghosts Moving Death Valley’s Mysterious ‘Sailing Stones’

Since the early 20th century, people have been studying and theorizing how some rather heavy rocks in Death Valley called ‘Sailing Stones’ somehow …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Top 10 photography locations in the Lake District

These are my current top 10 photo locations in the Lakes, but ask me next week and the list may well have changed. This is because, first, we are spoiled around here for amazing views, and second – and more importantly – it’s not necessarily the killer views that make the best photographs, but the …

Fascinating Portraits Reveal How New Yorkers Eat Dinner

A single mom eats alone while watching TV; a teenage girl has a bowl of pasta on her bed with eyes fixed to her computer screen; a mother feeds her …

The Ultimate Big Brother: Images of a Small, Midwest Community Captured Through Their Own Security Camera

Some one is always watching. Whether built into an ATM or mounted alongside intersection lights to catch traffic violators, surveillance cameras have …

What Remains: Portraits of Women Wearing Their Ex-Lovers Shirts

When all that remains from a relationship is the dingy t-shirt, what happens to the memories, the stories and the sentiment? This is what …

The upcoming Fujifilm X30 compact camera will have an EVF

The Fuji X20 compact camera is already listed as discontinued and it will be soon replaced by the new X30 model (pictured above) that will have an …

How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same …

Tutorials

Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

Tutorials

This Simple Trick for Shy Street Photographers Will Help You Snag that Candid Shot

DigitalRevTV recently shared a useful video featuring the more mellow Lok that discussed how to photograph Hong Kong if you’ve only got a few hours …

Barbershops across America – in pictures

In 2011, photographer Rob Hammer embarked on a personal project to document the independent barbershops in southern California, many of which were struggling to survive thanks to chains like Supercuts moving into town. Two and a half years later, Hammer has travelled roughly 45,000 miles and …

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

The Beautiful Lie: The Process of Product Photography for Advertising

Advertising is an illusion.<p>We see it, we know it’s out of visual (as well as an ideological) proportion, yet we still somehow believe it, or at …

Tutorials

39 Stellar Supermoon Images You Need To See

Over the weekend, we challenged you to capture the phenomenal Supermoon that lit up the sky last Sunday night. And like the full moon, many of you …

Lighting To Lightroom: A Location Photoshoot | Zack Arias

For fear of sounding like an old tired cliche, or getting too Tony Robbins on you, I’ll say that as much as you can read about how to shoot, it won’t …

Street Photography

Mirrorless on the Job – Episode 2: Why the Fuji X100s is the perfect second body

Back in July, I published the first article in the Mirrorless on the Job series. In the article, I shared my experience as a professional …

Boudoir Posing Guide eBook

1<p>The Complete Guide to Boudoir Posing<p>Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be …

eBooks

Photography Website Makeover: Sheri Lynn Behr

Sheri Lynn Behr has a long and illustrious career in photography, capturing NYC nightlife from The Ramones to Bono on stage. In recent years, Behr …

Photographer Gets Access to Restricted Areas, Shoots Airplane Time-Lapse of Epic Proportions

When we finally build a warp drive (or, you know, whenever the aliens see fit to give us one), this time-lapse is what we imagine a warp-speed …

Video: Zack Arias Walks Through a Photo Shoot From Beginning to End

In the above behind the scenes, notable photographer Zack Arias takes us behind the scenes for a first-hand perspective of how a photo shoot goes …

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Photographs Capture Still Moments Amid the Rush of Daily Life

In large cities, the rush of the daily commute is an everyday part of life. But, interspersed with the hustle and bustle of arriving at the train or bus station on time is that pause, when the transportation has yet to arrive. Created by photographer Elena Chernyshova, <i>Awaiting Movement</i> is a …

Commuting

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

Current Trends, Fashions and Fads in Photography

Like any other main stream activity, photography goes through phases both artistic and technological. Some of these trends end up becoming long …

Check Out the Latest Rumored Specs for the Upcoming Canon 7D Mark II

It’s safe at this point to say that a Canon 7D replacement is definitely on the way, and will almost certainly make its debut at Photokina. But …

Why I Choose the Leica M9 Over the Nikon D4S – My Leica Experience

When it comes to choosing the gear I shoot, the name or logo that’s on it usually doesn’t factor in all that much. The gear that I choose to actually …