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Here Are 35 Photographs of Cables That Show Beauty In The Mundane

Ok so is there really beauty in cables? You might think it odd that we've chosen such a ubiquitous subject for our gallery today, but there is absolutely beauty to be found in the mundane. Of course, what elevates the mundane in our photography is great composition.  Nikola Tesla wanted to free us from depending on wires too much, but things didn't happen as he saw them in his endeavoured mind. Cables and wires are nowadays part of our every day and here is a photo collection that will illust...
Tags: Photography, Nikola Tesla, Alex Jones, Steve Johnson, David Clarke, Silvan, APPA, Andrew Barrett, Kent DuFault, Scott Webb, Cool Photos & Photographers, Thomas Jensen, Casey Horner, Glen Carrie, José Martín Ramírez, Franck V Photo


3 Advanced Composition Theories You Need To Use Now

I know how to use the camera, now what? Ok, so you've been practising the basics and now you are interested in some advanced composition ideas. You are happy using basic composition techniques – like the famous rule of thirds or rule of odds. Learning to use a camera is a challenge indeed, but in the end, it is only a mere tool. As long as you see your camera like that, then you'll be able to produce some really meaningful photographs. Why Pursuing Meaningful Photographs? Photo by Ionu...
Tags: Photography, Salvador Dalí, Composition, Philippe Halsman, Josef Koudelka, Federico Alegria, Kent DuFault, Kelly Sikkema, John Alcott, Federico Alegría Photography, Ionut Coman, Charley Pangus, Abelardo Morell, Robert Yeoman Face


Take A Look A What The Community Has Been Up To This Week On Light Stalking

Another 300 members have joined our community in the last 7 days – isn't t hat a hat trick! We've been working hard in order to give you the best photography related content. Our goal is to make photography accessible and user-friendly; we love sharing useful facts and news about our great passion. So here, we'll cover the highlights from the last week, which means the most engaging images and conversations that you shouldn't miss! We'll discuss the most interesting photos submitted to...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Dave, Kent, Shark Tank, Robert, Don, Roger, Andre, Federico, Edward Weston, Kent DuFault, Ebby, Moulton Barn, Preston You, Cool Photos & Photographers


Want Photos That Pop? Use Warm Light in Cool Scenes

As photographers, one of the earliest advanced concepts we begin to understand is how the colour of light can affect the mood of an image. Go out on a blustery overcast day and the images you return home with will probably reflect your mood. Return to the same location on a glorious sunny dawn and the whole feel of the final images will be much more positive and uplifting.   Some of the most evocative photos that we can take are when we mix those two types of light. Warm light in a generally co...
Tags: Photography, Shanghai, Kelvin, Jason, Jason Row, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, Jason Row Photography Post


20 Great Examples Of Vibrant Colors In Photography

In the best case scenario, the way we use color in photography should combine art, science and our own personal style. Since colors can make or break the mood of a photograph, it's good to use them carefully and understand their storytelling potential. To make outstanding color photography, we should be deliberate about the use of colors and learn how they affect other aspects of photography, such as composition and framing. The following images are creative examples of vivid colors in photograp...
Tags: Photography, Martin Adams, Frank McKenna, Kent DuFault, Rawpixel, Cody Davis, Scott Webb, Jonathan Denney, Cool Photos & Photographers, Dane Deaner, Dmitri Popov, Ricardo Gomez Angel, Drew Graham, Daniele Levis Pelusi, Jason Leung, Timothy Dykes


These 35 Photographs Of Peacocks Will Make You Smile

Anciently revered, beautiful and mysterious; this is how these amazing creatures we call Peacocks have been defined. From litmus to white, they all have an amazing look, and we decided to slow things down for you so you can start your day with well something to gaze upon! So here are 35 wonderful photographs of peacocks to make your day Photo by AGL Photos Photo by Humphrey Muleba Photo by Sandra Rodrgíuez Photo by Andre Mouton Photo by Darshan Patel Photo by Steve Harvey Photo by...
Tags: Photography, Jos, AGL, Darshan Patel, Andre Mouton, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, Priscilla Du Preez, Caleb Minear, Oleksandr Pidvalnyi, English Wikipedia CC BY SA, Uriel Soberanes, Humphrey Muleba Photo, Sandra Rodrgíuez Photo, Steve Harvey Photo, Brandon Rowe


See What The Community Has Been Up To This Week

Another week has passed and more than 300 new members joined our photo community! I'm a photography enthusiast myself and this made me really proud. We've been working hard to deliver high-quality content in a digestible way and our active community is the tangible proof that we are doing great. In this post, we covered the highlights from the last week – from the most popular photos in our weekend challenge on  abstract photography  to the best images posted in the Shark Tank forum . ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Adelaide, Graham, Canon, Chris, Lightroom Cc, Tom, Don, Bruce, Beth, John Thompson, Pescadero, Bruce Gordon, Bobbie, Pat Garrett


15 Amazing Photographs That Successfully Tell a Story

Every photograph we see tells us a story in some way. Some photographs do it exceptionally well, though. As the popular adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A really strong image can captivate a viewer's attention and can truly convey a message. Think of the iconic images like The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson, or Dorothea Lange’s Depression-era work, or Churchill’s historic portrait photo by Yousuf Karsh. This post is a collection of some images that successfully tell a s...
Tags: Photography, Churchill, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier Bresson, Thomas Leuthard, Kent DuFault, Thomas Leuthard Photo, Yousuf Karsh, Naveen Lakshmanareddy Photo, Houman Khosrozadeh Photo, Konrad Lembcke, Bop Photo, Rajarshi, Judit Klein, Bengin Ahmad Photo


3 Core Composition Skills That Every Photographer Needs To Develop

We have talked a lot about composition in the past, and there is a reason why. This is because we truly believe that composition is where the soul of any photograph resides. Learning how to expose with a camera is just as meritorious as learning how to drive or even to write. Anyone can take photographs, but not all photographs are meaningful. Composition is a huge asset in photography, and there has been a lot said about rules and even recipes about composition. But there is something that ...
Tags: Photography, Composition, Ray Charles, Ari, Stephen Kennedy, Henri Cartier Bresson, Federico Alegria, Kent DuFault, El Salvador Photo, Melissa Castro Anticipating


20 Stunning Examples Of Black & White Minimal Photographs

As the saying goes, “less is more,” and black and white minimal photographs convey this concept perfectly. While this genre of photography might seem simple, it's still challenging because black and white photography is not defined in only two colours. There are many shades of grey, ranging from the blackest black to the whitest white, and they should be used in creative ways in order to get a truly stunning monochrome photograph. Indeed black and white is an amazing medium, and if you want to l...
Tags: Photography, David Cohen, Fernando Reyes, Kent DuFault, Ana Silva, Cool Photos & Photographers, Luca Bravo, Better Black And White Guide, Adam Birkett, Waldemar Nowak, Verne Ho Photo, Taylor Leopold Photo, John Westrock Photo, Jayant Kulkarni, Glen Carrie Photo, Geoffrey Arduini


5 Free E-Books on Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography isn't just fun but a great learning experience as well. It not only allows you to capture images that are uniquely different from your ‘usual' photography but also helps you gain a deeper understanding of light in photography. From capturing light trails and silky water to panning and light painting, there's a lot that slow shutter speed allows you to achieve. In this post, we have put together free guides from Photzy to help you with long exposure photography. This lis...
Tags: Photography, Camera Craft, Jason D Little, free eBooks, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Karlo de Leon, Long Exposure Photography, David Veldman, Andrew Preble


Here’s Our Year End Wrap Up From The Light Stalking Forums

This has been a fantastic year for all of us here at Light Stalking. We've met some really talented photographers, and we've shared a lot of laughs, beautiful images, and learnings together. Thank you so much for making Light Stalking what it is today. As we head into our 10th year of existence, we want to wish you a happy and joyous 2019. We took a little break over the Christmas/New Year Period so here is a bumper crop of things that have happened in the forums while you may have been awa...
Tags: Photography, David, Graham, John, Santa, Kent, Chris, Light Stalking, Robert, Ryan, Bruce, Tobie, Beth, Federico, Leanne, Beth Photo


The Best Photograph Ever Taken

To my mind, Ansel Adams' “The Tetons and the Snake River” is the most iconic landscape photograph ever taken and also has a pretty good claim to being the best photograph ever taken. The Tetons and the Snake River by Ansel Adams Agree? What's yours? Let us know in the comments.  It is also certainly the most famous photographic example of the compositional guideline of “leading lines.” I mean, look at it – the leading lines almost leap out of the image and hit you in the face. But what les...
Tags: Photography, Ansel Adams, Composition, Adams, Snake River, Fred Archer, Kent DuFault


3 Quick Photoshop Tips To Improve Any Landscape Photo

Photoshop is an extremely powerful piece of software for any photographer to have in their arsenal. It is really complex and allows photographers and retouchers to achieve gorgeous images, but it can require in-depth knowledge to be proficient at Photoshop. Here are 3 quick tips to some very useful tools in Photoshop and by mastering these you'll be well on your way to ensuring your landscape photographs are as amazing as your creativity imagined. Skeeze at Pexels Tip #1 – Master The Adjustme...
Tags: Photography, Post Production, Frank Winkler, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Skeeze, Zukiman Mohamad


Photo Of The Week, Community Discussions And Tips, AND WOMBATS!

December is here! And we are sure you'll be taking a lot of amazing photographs around the holidays. We want to give a special welcome to our newest 100 members, we are sure you'll have a great time in our beloved forums , please introduce yourselves here ! Last week we had a packed weekend photography challenge with a lot of participation – thank you so much, everyone, for posting your fantastic images – I encourage you to check them out.   So let's get into what you definitel...
Tags: Photography, United States, New Orleans, Kent, Chris, Shark Tank, Lightroom Cc, Robert, Tom, Bruce, Beth, Roanoke, Federico, Bruce Gordon, Bookbinder, Kent DuFault


Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom or Bridge – What’s The Difference?

Photography has been about capturing light and then processing the work later away from the camera since its early beginnings. Our digital world is very generous, and virtually anything that traditionally was done in a massive, complex and expensive dark room, can be now achieved on your laptop on your comfortable couch. Photography is heavily connected to post-processing, digital development or editing , and you can't really consider doing one without the other. Some photographers enjoy t...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Kari Shea, Better Than Lightroom, Lightroom So Lightroom


Here’s What You May Have Missed This Week From The Light Stalking Community

First thing's first, we want to give a special shout out to our newest 150 members, we encourage each and one of you to share photographs, knowledge and any sort in inquiry in our forums. First up, if you don't do anything else this week, take a look at Chris Pook's short series of photographs on the forum – Reasons To Be Thankful – from Mosul. His image entitled “Hope” is our Photo of the Week And speaking of forums, we had a very interesting weekend photography challenge this week. Cont...
Tags: Photography, United States, Reds, Lightroom, Chris, Tom, Jim, Mosul, Tobie, Elaine, Beth, Beth Photo, Nick Ut, Federico Alegria, Kent DuFault, Black Water


Here’ What You Missed This Week From The Community

Composition is the soul of a photograph, and isolating a subject is the best way of simplifying things down in order to get effective and striking photographs. Last week we had a pretty crowded challenge based around isolation . Check the collection of photographs uploaded by our members. And speaking of members, we got bigger this last week, we want to give a special shout-out to the newest 100 members that joined our family! Feel free to roam everywhere in the main site and the ...
Tags: Photography, Dave, New Zealand, Rob, Kent, ANN, Shark Tank, Robert, Gary, Tom, Don, Laura, Pamela, Jim, Bruce, Tobie


46 Photographs That Will Ensure You Fall For Autumn Photography

Autumn is a magical time of year for photographers. I t provides a great opportunity for anyone of any level to get out and capture some stunning images. From leaves covering the ground to pumpkins and the odd squirrel, it is really all about the beautiful colors. When opposing colors meet in a single composition, contrast is achieved in the most magnificent ways. This is definitely what you get with the foliage of Autumn. The warm colors of vibrant reds and yellows, creatively contrasted wit...
Tags: Photography, Ap, Outdoor Photography, Jamie, Kent DuFault, Dan Freeman, Wim, Kelly Sikkema, Rula Sibai, Craig McLachlan, Vidar Nordli Mathisen, Alex Geerts, Johannes Plenio Photo, Alisa Anton Photo, Nong Vang Advanced Composition, Max Langelott Photo


35 Beautiful Photographs of Books To Get You Thinking Creatively

Books as physical objects are a delight, and many people feel the same way as we do. If not, how can you explain that so many people are drawn to take photos of books? Even though Light Stalking thrives in the virtual world, we also hope the printed page never disappears. Books are an amazing subject, but you need to be inventive with your composition to really make your photographs of books pop. I mean, books are really just a rectangle so the creativity comes with composing in an interest...
Tags: Photography, Drew Coffman, Jason Wong, Kent DuFault, Annie Spratt, Clem Onojeghuo, Patrick Tomasso, Cool Photos & Photographers, Jon Tyson, Jonathan Simcoe, Christin Hume, Giammarco Boscaro, Sharon McCutcheon, Tom Hermans, Susan Yin Photo, Ksenia Makagonova Photo


5 Reasons Why You Should Post-Process Your Photographs

The process of creating an image doesn’t have to end after you press the shutter button to take a photograph. In fact, that’s only the first half of the photography process for many photographers. The second part consists of post-processing the photos. We should always strive to get the best possible image right in the camera – exposure, composition, and lighting being some important considerations, as nothing can fix a truly bad capture. While getting great images straight out of the camera is ...
Tags: Post, Photography, Ansel Adams, Times, Post Processing, Post Production, Leonardo da Vinci, Giuseppe Milo, Kent DuFault, Alexander van Loon, Marco Nürnberger, Post Processing Limitations Post


4 Strategies To Use Color More Effectively In Your Photography

For some photographers, working in black and white is easy — it’s as if they see in black and white, or in shades of gray. For others, color is king. For these individuals, it’s more than just getting their colors to look good in the final image, it’s about using color in the most effective and creative ways possible. Whether you work in color all the time or only occasionally, I’m quite sure you want your images to be as visually impactful as possible. Keep reading to learn four strategies t...
Tags: Photography, Composition, Kent DuFault, Rene Böhmer, Oleg Laptev, Mario Gogh


50 Photographs of Trains That Will Get Your Creativity On Track

Today we are remembering all the times in which trains inspired photographers to captured their enormous and gentle presence with their cameras. Different compositions can capture trains in interesting and creative ways. For example, you may like to photograph modern trains in a way that captures their movement. By shooting towards the front of the train as it approaches, with relatively slow shutter speed you can get some dramatic shots. On the other hand, old steam engines are amazing an...
Tags: Photography, Lee Hull, Keith Bremner, Kent DuFault, Lucas Gallone, Cool Photos & Photographers, Casey Horner, Steve Halama, James Coleman, Federico Alegría Photo, Daniel Abadia, Tomas Anton Escobar, Ankush Minda Photo, Jack Anstey, Osman Rana Photo, Jake Sloop Photo


Photo Of The Week, Amazing Complementary Colors, And Hugo!

Hello fellow Light Stalkers, to the 135 new members that joined our family this week and to everyone here reading…here is what you may have missed! Don't forget, whenever you feel like you have something to share, please post it over at the forum . Chat about anything from questions to stories and photography jokes. We also have a place called The Shark Tank where we ask for and give constructive feedback (don't worry, we don't bite) to other Light Stalkers, so feel free to roam ar...
Tags: Photography, Kent, Giles Duley, Shark Tank, Erik, Don, Mike, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Federico, Federico Alegria, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, Chris Pook, Frogdaily, David Chesterfield, Erik Fransman


44 Hot Air Balloon Photographs To Take Your Creativity Up Up And Away

Alright, so after Jim won the Weekend Photography Challenge , I got thinking about hot air balloons. Beyond being a colorful synonym of freedom, hot air balloons are extremely photogenic with contrasting colors against a neutral sky. Indeed, thinking about color can be amazingly creative. Impactful photographs are all about contrast, and this doesn't only occur with black and white, it can perfectly be achieved by using color as well. So to get you thinking about color in compositio...
Tags: Photography, Jim, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, English Wikipedia CC BY SA


Boats Off The Spanish Coast, Animals, Soap Planets, And The Night Sky. Here Is What You Missed On Light Stalking

Every week we get uberly excited after noticing how our family gets bigger and bigger, and of course, this week wasn't an exception to that awesome fact, and we now have 150 new Light Stalkers!!! We hope to keep growing in this beautiful place made for sharing our deep passion for photography. Finally, everything is now stable after moving our beloved site to new hosting ( we disappeared for a while and it wasn’t fun…) Photo Of The Week – October 15th, 2018 Follow Me (II) – By Simon ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Kodak, Nasa, Karen, John, Simon, Aurora, Tobie, Andre, Bruce Gordon, Kent DuFault, Dahlia Ambrose, Miriam Espacio, Simon Migaj, Jasenka Grujin


5 Free E-Books on Smartphone Photography

Today's smartphones are truly capable of capturing amazing photographs. While they can't arguably replace the complete functionality of a full-fledged camera, they can achieve great shots in many situations – landscapes, macros, and portraits being some of them. If you would like to learn how to make the most out of your smartphone camera, do check out these free guides we've put together in this post. From travel and street photography to photographing landscapes using your mobile phone camera,...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Smartphone Photography, Camera Craft, Gary Bembridge, Pixabay, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Diane Wehr, Instagram for Non Millennials Instagram


31 Pictures of Roads That Will Take You On A Photographic Journey

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac Roads are synonymous with freedom. Roads denote a journey, moving forward and arriving at a new and amazing destination. Even fulfilling our destiny. Roads are not only a way to get from point A to point B but are also routes of communication and a way to stay connected with family, friends, other cities and even countries. There are many photographers that have understood this, and they have captured ro...
Tags: Photography, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, Jack Kerouac Roads, Pixabay Pixabay Pixabay Alain


Quick Tips: Using A Wide Angle Lens For Landscape Photography

Landscapes are vast and wide angle lenses are used by a variety of landscape photographers to ensure that this “vastness” is captured.The way the overall light plays among the sky and the earth is beautiful. Simon Migaj I remember the first time I tried to make a serious landscape photograph with my tripod and DSLR. I had a highly versatile zoom lens with me with a very practical focal range that spanned from 18mm to 135mm. It was my first lens, and I used it for pretty much everything. I was ...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Outdoor Photography, Dahlia, Rob Wood, Michał Kulesza, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Carl Larson, Sheen Watkins, Simon Migaj, Nathan Cowley, Size Tip Dahlia Ambrose, Shee


40 Intriguing Photographs Of Chess

Played since the 6th Century, Chess is an amazing, globally played game of strategy. But beyond the mental machinations required to win, chess pieces and the chess boards themselves are often incredibly beautiful. All the pieces contrasted against the board's tiles of bright and dark colors (usually black and white). Intricately carved pieces of different materials or even very simple wood pawns are instantly recognizable. Whether it is a modern or ancient chess set, photographing the pieces and...
Tags: Photography, Kent DuFault, Cool Photos & Photographers, Public Domain Pictures