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Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

Three Unique Methods for Photographing Beautiful Portraits

Most (if not all) of us relate a person’s identity by his or her face. The unique features and expressions on one’s face tell a lot about the personality. Quite naturally, capturing perfect profile/portraits is a task that is generally accomplished by keeping the subject’s entire face in focus. However, as with any other art, the fun of photography lies in experimenting with new techniques and portrait photography is no exception either.

When it comes to portraits, however, gone are the days of the same traditional routine clicks with the smiling face in the center. Read on, as we explore three unique methods of shooting portraits:

14 Essential Landscape Photography Tutorials

The theme of landscape photography repeatedly shows up in the most popular posts on Light Stalking and if the proliferation of websites and magazines specifically about landscape is anything to go by, then it is very popular among the wider photography community too. Getting started in landscape need not be a huge exercise – there are literally hundreds of fantastic tutorials available for free online. Here are some…….


11 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips

There’s something about getting out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty that you see…..the quietness and stillness of waiting for the perfect moment for the shot, scoping out an area for the best vantage point and then seeing the way that the light changed a scene over a few hours.  These tips will help you make much better landscape images

One of the half a billion reasons I love Adobe Lightroom

There you are, after a long day of shooting, and you realise that some of your favourite photos are too contrasty, with parts of the image bathing in darkness. Adobe Lightroom to the rescue..….more a short tutorial on using simple Lightroom controls to reveal and rescue images that have not quite worked out