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The Rule of Thirds and How to Break It – A Comprehensive Guide

Possibly the most well known and most talked about photographic composition guideline is the ‘Rule of Thirds.’ However it doesn’t stop with …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Working with Models

Working with people can be one of the most rewarding things about photography, it can also be one of the most frustrating and painful experiences …

Landscape Photography

How Haze Can Make for Great Outdoor Photographs

Managing how your camera captures light often means taking opportunities that nature throws at you. One such opportunity is a hazy day. If you manage …

Landscape Photography

How to Find Time for Your Photography Passion

Time is most definitely a precious commodity and is something that most of us can find scarce. If we are not seasoned pro photographers, and most of …

Amazing

A Portrait Photographer's Guide To Coaching Clients

Some people are born with the ability to be completely relaxed and act naturally during a portrait session. Unfortunately, those types are few and …

Can You Really Get Great Shots With a Point and Shoot?

I remember my first digital camera as if it was yesterday, a Nikon Coolpix 775, 2.1 glorious megapixels that was going to forever change my life. At …

Cameras

Light Stalking Photography Community Blog

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

Landscape Photography

20 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Get You Up to Speed

Photoshop is one of Adobe’s most widely used products, however most users barely scratch the surface of the features the software offers. As people …

Composition: Using Piers and Jetties to Draw the Eye: 27 Nice Examples

en_US<p>article<p>When looking to compose an outdoor image, there are very few human-made objects that can be used to direct the eye of a view quite so …

Landscape Photography

Capturing The Beauty of the Urban Landscape

As a landscape photographer, my first inclination is to march off into the wilderness and find beautiful natural settings to photograph at some …

Landscape Photography

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

Landscape Photography

Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Cameras: Which One is Right for You?

Too many photography subjects get muddled in argument: this brand vs. that brand; one technique vs. another. Yours vs. mine. Better vs. best. …

Cameras

How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer

As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task. It seems like no matter …

You're Probably Not Using This Camera Function to Its Full Potential

It's easy to take a lot of camera functionality for granted. But only a few years ago, much of what we have today was on the wish lists of …

5 Ways To Improve Your Boudoir Photography

<i>This is a guest post by Ed Verosky.</i><p>Boudoir is a popular genre of portraiture that many wedding and family photographers are adding to their …

Markit

Natural Light Techniques to Make Amazing Travel Portraits

Being on the road often limits the amount of gear we want to take with us as photographers. By learning and getting more comfortable with natural …

Using the Rule of Space in Your Composition

The rule of space, also known as “lead room” or even as the “rule of gaze” in some photography scenarios, isn't as well known as other compositional …

Landscape Photography

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Tutorials

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Landscape Photography

Getting Creative With A Lensbaby

The Lensbaby lens systems have been around for a while now and as their use becomes more widespread, the quirky lensmaker continues to expand it's …

Tilt-shift

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 …

Beware of Cheap Lenses: Five Common Issues

“You pays your money, you takes your chances,” as the old adage goes. It perhaps perfectly sums up the end result of buying a cheap lens. Whilst you …

Photography

Yowza! David Burnett and RC Concepcion Join Me in St. Lucia This Year!

Our yearly St. Lucian adventure in flash lighting has grown so popular over the years that we’re doing two straight weeks this year at the …

The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo

Fact: most people on the planet—including roughly two-thirds of Americans—do not have a passport.<p>Without a passport, you won't be traveling …