Mike Rickard

34 Flips | 1 Magazine | 15 Following | 4 Followers | @Narshada | Beardy, grumpy geek. Soul of an artist in the body of a partially-shaved ape. Modern misanthrope.

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Essential Keywording Tips and Strategies for Photographers

Keywording is a tool to assign or tag meaningful words to your photos so people searching may find them. I often think of stock photography when I …

This Conceptual Instant Camera Spits Out Flipbook Animations

Here’s an interesting concept! Jiho Jang, a student, has come up with Polaroid-like instant camera, dubbed GIFTY, that captures short clips and …

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

How to Raise Money for a Photography Project with Kickstarter

If cost is holding you back from carrying out your dream photography project, you may be able to find supporters to help you get started. Careful …

How to Shoot Great Portraits with Your Kit Lens

Shooting portraits is always one of the most popular topics discussed on Light Stalking. Everyone wants to get that professional look, but many feel …

Aperture

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer

We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our …

Photography

When most people hear the word “Parkour,” they recall Youtube videos of people racing through town while gliding from obstacle to obstacle. Andy Day was perplexed by the urban sport while seeing it on...

When most people hear the word “Parkour,” they recall Youtube videos of people racing through town while gliding from obstacle to obstacle. Andy Day …

Quick Tutorial on Removing Red Fill Light from Concert Photos in Lightroom

After posting a before-and-after of a concert photo she had taken and edited in Lightroom, photographer Kohl Murdock received several requests to …

The Importance of Always Having a Personal Photography Project

Ever wondered what it takes to make a living from photography? In the video below, professional commercial photographer Jen Pottheiser shares sage …

Photography

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek Photographs the Weird and Wonderful World We Live In

<i>The World We Live In</i> is a beautiful series by Vienna-based photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek. The work seems to be after the small moments. …

How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors

Have you ever taken a picture outside only to realize afterward that the sky is white instead of blue? Or the subject of your image is too dark? Or …

Landscape Photography

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Butterfly in a skull's eye-socket

Marko Popadic's photo "Oko" captures a spooky, sweet moment in which a butterfly alights in the eye-socket of a skull.<p>Oko (<i>via Neatorama</i>)

Montreal police arrest young woman for instagramming photo of anti-police mural

Jennifer Pawluck, a 20 year old woman from Montreal, was taken into police custody yesterday and questioned after she posted a photo of a graffiti …

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Latest Japanese school girl photo craze! Faux Dragon Ball attacks! We’re totes gonna try this one. You just need a little timing and knee-highs. Japanese School Girls Dragon Ball...

Latest Japanese school girl photo craze! Faux <i>Dragon Ball</i> attacks!<p>We’re totes gonna try this one. You just need a little timing and</i> …

Canon recently released this incredible interview with photographer Canon Antonin Kratochvil on his imaging style. An excerpt: “ You should never use camera to make your pictures. You use yourself,...

Canon recently released this incredible interview with photographer Canon Antonin Kratochvil on his imaging style. An excerpt:<p>You should never use …