Michael Stuart

40 Flips | 2 Magazines | 33 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @mbstuart | 1 of 2 Stu at Stu Stu Studio Photography in Lewiston, NY

New Wireless Trigger Comes Alive With Smart Photo App Features

Some more advanced photography techniques have quite the learning curve, which can scare most of us away from even trying. What if there was a …

Luxury Real Estate Photographer Shares Success Story

I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a photographer I follow who shared his wonderful story with me about how he got where he is today. A …

Real Estate

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Monochrome

The theme this week called for "monochrome" photos and the people delivered. There a number of eye-catching photos but the selections stood out from …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Simplicity

When it comes to composing a photograph, there is a natural tendency to pay attention to the subject ignoring the distractions. This is just a matter …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Show Me 'Yours'

This week's theme of "yours" was less obvious than any of our previous prompts. That did not seem to dissuade any of the participants from submitting …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Color

This was another awesome showing for our new weekly photo theme with a number of excellent photos submitted. Instagram does such a good job with …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Bold

Welcome back to the weekly Fstoppers photo theme. Remember anyone can join in for a chance to be featured. After having a rather specific theme week …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Leading Lines

Well, we did it. We have successfully started the weekly Fstoppers photo theme. It was not only great to see so many submissions, but the response …

Join Me in Starting a Weekly Fstoppers Photo Theme

When what seemed like half the photographers in the United States posted a photo to the #SolarEclipse2017 hashtag, it gave me an idea. Instagram, …

Photo Series Features Portraits of Complete Strangers Found on Craigslist

Los Angeles photography studio Kremer Johnson has come up with a unique idea for their latest personal project. The series features such impressive …

Learn to Master Cityscapes Like Dubai Photographer Daniel Cheong

If there is one type of photograph that you could call universally appreciated, I would say a properly executed cityscape ranks right up there at the …

Another 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse Photo Round Up

In case you aren't tired of looking at photos from Monday's incredible solar eclipse, I've put together another list. This time I tried to some find …

Niagara Falls Sunrise 4/24/2017

Produce Better Black and White Photos by Paying Attention to What You Like

When I first decided to try converting some of my photos to black and white, it seemed very hard to get good results. I would often rely on using the …

Toronto Skyline from Youngstown, NY

Top 10 Solar Eclipse Photos Found Around the Web

If you didn't realize there was a massive solar eclipse yesterday across the United States, then you probably didn't spend much time on social media. …

Look at This Illusion Too Long and Your Horizons May Never Be Straight Again

Leave it to a person skilled at both magic and balloon twisting to come up with an illusion so crazy it is hard to accept. This is even after testing …

No Red in the Strawberries? Not So Fast...

So wham! Rumor has it that apparently two years to the date, or at least the same week, we get a sequel to "The Dress." The not so red …

There Is Nothing Like Photographing a Sunrise [Part 2]

For me, capturing a sunrise often coincides with a vacation. During the month of February 2015 temperatures were insanely cold. Memories of a …

There Is Nothing Like Photographing a Sunrise [Part 3]

The third and final sunrise in this series was by far the easiest to pull off and the most successful. Once again our setting is on a family …

Take Your Time Composing For Stronger Symmetry Photos

I'm a symmetry snob. If you are going for the down the center shot, get in the middle. It may seem obvious but at the end of the day a few inches can …

Why Us Average Joe Photographers Suck at Instagram

I am not good at Instagram and neither are you. I know this because if you were good at it, you would not be reading this. The photographers who gain …

Western New York

Photographers Everywhere Are Stunned After Raw Tests Positive for Compression

There is nothing sacred anymore. The one file format agreed upon and standardized across the industry for its minimally processed data directly from …

First Impressions Are Everything On Your Instagram Profile

A lot of people came to visit when I shared why most of us are not exactly the best at Instagram due to lack of hustle and effort. When someone takes …

The Concept of Your Favorite Photo Has Changed

Everyone has what they would tell you is their favorite photo. The measure of why has changed quite a bit over the years and I think I might like the …

500px and Format Team Up in Toronto for Online Photographer Portfolios

While everyone is busy arguing down here in the States, two companies based in Toronto, Canada have joined forces in a collaboration to bring …

Don't Be Afraid to Take Creative Liberties in Your Photo Editing

One of the biggest hurdles I got over in my journey as a photographer was following too many rules. There are two very different areas in photography …

Some Photography Tips From a Former Card Carrying Beginner

Being new at something is good, and certainly not something to ever be ashamed of. It can be exciting trying to learn everything you can about …

How I Got Over 900 Million Views on Two Different Photos

Back in 2015 I was pretty active on Google+ and most of my posts would get over a hundred plus ones, which are basically the same as a like on …

20-Year-Old Visual Storyteller Will Bring You Back to Your Youth

Being young is something I hope to never let go of. There is a sense of invincibility that can't be taught or explained. You just have to live it. …