Build Your Social Network and Have Fun with free Online Multiplayer Games

Now you can play and enjoy many interesting multiplayer games for free online. These games are infinite in number and categories and each of them has some or the other distinct features. You can play then according to your convenience and give them as much or as little time that suits you. The online gaming sites can be accessed easily at any hour of the day and need no deposit or money to start playing. The websites which offer these free online multiplayer games have different halls where different games go on. Each hall has players from all over the world and you can choose whichever hall you please and begin playing.
Online free multiplayer games are often based on the concept of role-playing. The players are supposed to take on the role of different characters and have to carry out some particular task or operation in the given setting. Alliances can be formed, enemies can be fought and fame and recognition won with these online games. Besides, there are some games like Bingo which do not require the players to assume any role and the players have to play as individual and work towards achieving sets goals in terms of clearing particular number patterns.
All time favourites like Scrabble, War Rock, car racing games, space shooter games et al can be played online on these sites. While playing the multiplayer free games online, one has a very good chance of increasing their social network as well. Some games call for playing in teams which helps to develop the capability to work in a team. Some of these websites even facilitate special chat boxes which enable all the players of a particular game to chat online while playing. Thus, it is an excellent meeting point of people from different places, cultures and backgrounds.

Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

Double Sixes
free to play games
Image by wwarby
Pair of white dice on a black reflective background

PERMISSION TO USE: you are welcome to use this photo free of charge for any purpose including commercial. I am not concerned with how attribution is provided – a link to my flickr page or my name is fine. If the used in a context where attribution is impractical, that’s fine too. I want my photography to be shared widely. I like hearing about where my photos have been used so please send me links, screenshots or photos where possible.

http://www.freemmostation.com/

Loot Crate offer:
Go to http://lootcrate.com/freemmostation and use the code: freemmostation at checkout to get 10% off your subscription! Yay!

Top 10 NEW Free Online Games to Play in 2015 (US & EU):

10: Echo of Soul (EOS Online)
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/echo-soul/

9: Armored Warfare
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/armored-warfare/

8: World of Warships
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/world-of-battleships/

7: Landmark
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/everquest-next-landmark/

6: Dirty Bomb
http://www.freemmostation.com/video/dirty-bomb-first-look-gameplay-video/

5: Heroes of the Storm
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/heroes-storm/

4: Skyforge
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/skyforge/

3: Wildstar
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/wildstar-2

2: Blade & Soul
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/blade-and-soul/

1: Black Desert Online
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/black-desert-online/

CLOSED BETA PLANNED FOR LATER 2015:

Gigantic

Fortnite
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/fortnite/

Battlecry
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/battlecry/

MORE GREAT GAMES PLANNED FOR 2016 OR 2017:

Peria Chronicles
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/peria-chronicles/

Soul Worker
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/soul-worker/

Lost Ark
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/lost-ark/

Tree of Savior
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/tree-savior/

MapleStory 2
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/maplestory-2/

Ghost in the Shell Online
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/ghost-shell-online/

Bless Online
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/bless/

Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance

Phantasy Star Online 2
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/phantasy-star-online-2/

Kingdom Under Fire 2
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/kingdom-fire-2/

Overwatch

Total War: Arena

Fable Legends
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/fable-legends/

Unreal Tournament
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/unreal-tournament/

Bluestreak

Everquest Next
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/everquest-next/

H1Z1
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/h1z1/

Albion Online
http://www.freemmostation.com/games/albion-online/

Closers Online

Top 10 NEW Free Online Games to Play in 2015 (US & Europe)

We’re reaching the half of 2015 and things are already looking much better than the dreadful 2014, with new games coming fast, and the end of the year promises to be a great time. While some of the heavyweights will only launch during 2015, we decided to let you know about some great games that you can either play already, if you were lucky enough to get a beta key, or should be playable in just a few months.

Most of these games are currently in very restricted betas and a few of them will probably stay like that by the end of the year, but we already played all of them in one shape or the other, so we can give you our sincere recommendation about them. If you couldn’t play them yet, hang in there, you should be able to do so in a few months, perhaps with a couple of exceptions only.

Read more at http://www.freemmostation.com/

Join our forums!
http://www.freemmostation.com/forum/

Watch our amazing weekly free to play games show Free to Play Unlimited.
https://www.youtube.com/show/freetoplayunlimitedwithoxana

Visit www.freemmostation.com to discover the best free to play games and coverage and don’t forget to register!

Follow Us:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/freemmostation
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/freemmostation

Video Editing and Script: Vítor “Alexkayl” Braz
Voice Work: Skylent Shore: https://www.youtube.com/user/skylentgames
Intro and BGM: The Easton Ellises (http://theeastonellises.com/)

Cheap and Awesome Games► https://www.g2a.com/r/freemmostation

A heartfelt cheer to our kid-friendly friends at Toy Station Kids Channel | Toys, Surprise Eggs, Play-Doh:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChX7HqySx0W-7Pvy-ynGuUg
Video Rating: / 5

Related Free To Play Games Articles

New Age Gaming – Free Online Multiplayer Games

Gone are the days when the only modes of recreation were the outdoor games. It’s the age of Internet and thus internet gaming has become the favourite pastime of children as well as the youth today. Free multiplayer online game has become extremely popular as the large number of players makes the game more interesting and more challenging. The most popular free multiplayer online games are poker, checkers, billiards, memory game, gomoku, four in a row and many more. There is whole range of games available from fun games to puzzles, from separate games for boys and girls based on their distinct choices to games for adults, from role play games to games that require strategic thinking and keep a player mentally stimulated. There are loads of websites offering these games totally free.
A Massively Multiplayer online game (MMO) is a multiplayer video game which can support thousands of players simultaneously. Usually these games were played on personal computers, but these days Play Stations and Xbox are getting very popular as these can connect to internet and can therefore rum MMO games. Also, mobile sets with operating systems such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone are providing more and more MMO games.
While playing the multiplayer free games online people can co-operate or compete with each other on a big scale and also interact with players from across the globe. Rogue, Gemstone, Dungeon and Air Warrior are the first generation MMO games that are still quite popular. These MMO games create large scale game worlds often on the same server. However, sometimes the game universe can be copied to several servers to separate the players. This is called a sharded universe. Role playing games, bulletin board games, first person shooter games, turn based strategy games, racing games and music games are different types of multiplayer online MMO games popular now days.
Thanks to the application of new technologies and a developing market of gaming engines Internet has opened a new world of recreation for the kids and the youth.
Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

San Diego State University: The 1941 NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament Champions
free to play games
Image by The Happy Rower
From left- Kenny Hale, Bill Patterson, Milton (Milky) Phelps, Harry Hodgetts, Dick Mitchell.

Photo was derived from bottom right of the below link and edited to restore the missing section:
www.goaztecs.com/trads/nat-championships.html

From Wikipedia:

The 1941 NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. This 5th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format. The third time was the charm for the Aztecs of San Diego State. After losing the previous two years to Southwestern College and Tarkio College, the Aztecs finally won beating Murray State College (Ky.) 36-34. It also was the first time that the tournament MVP was awarded to a player whose team did not win the championship, and make the NAIA Final Four (Charles Thomas played for Northwestern State University which lost in the second round to Texas Wesleyan University).

From SDSU Hall of Fame:

1941 Men’s Basketball Team: San Diego State’s first national team champion was the 1940-41 men’s basketball team. That squad, led by Aztec Hall of Fame members Milton Phelps, Harry Hodgetts, Dick Mitchell and Kenny Hale, and coached by Hall of Famer Morris Gross, posted a 24-7 record. The team traveled to Kansas City and won four games in the NAIA national tournament to bring home the national title. The 24 wins are still tied for the most by an Aztec club in a single season.

Kenny Hale (1920-2013): A first-team Little All-American at guard…Was an all-tournament selection after SDSU’s run to the 1941 national title…Led the Aztecs in scoring three times in five tournament games…Known for his outside shooting and quickness…Left school to join the Navy in World War II…Returned in 1946 to finish his college career…Became coach, principal and administrator in the San Diego school system and San Diego Community College.

Milton Phelps (died 1942): "Milky" was the first Aztec athlete to achieve first-team, major-college All-America honors…Three-time team MVP…His double-figure scoring average led the team all three years…Led SDSU to the NAIA national title in 1941…All of the men in the photo served in uniform in WWII, but Phelps was the only casualty of the war when he was killed in a training flight accident at Corpus Christi, Texas, in November 1942 as he prepared to become an Air Force pilot.

Harry Hodgetts (1918-2012): Helped lead the University to two national runner-up finishes and the 1941 national championship…Was the defensive stopper…Guarded Jackie Robinson in the Aztecs’ 1941 win over UCLA…Prepped locally at Hoover High School…Recipient of the 1998 Hoopla Award for lifetime commitment to San Diego State.

Dick Mitchell: Center for the 1941 national champions…A second-team All-American…Left the University as its third all-time scorer…Earned three varsity letters in baseball and was an all-conference pick in that sport in 1942…Was a national caliber badminton player in the 1950s…Was selected to the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1974.

Bill Patterson is the only member of the championship team not shown as individually elected to the SDSU Hall of Fame (the 1941 team overall was elected in 2002), though his playing was important. At 5′ 10" he was the second shortest member of the team–Hale was 5′ 9 1/2". The tallest member of the team was Andy Echle, the giant of the lot at 6′ 3".

A good account of the game is quoted from an article by James D. Newland in an open post at the web site listed following the quote:

"San Diego State was scheduled for the 1941 tournament’s opening night “featured” last game against Montana State. The Aztec speed and pressing defense resulted in a solid 46-29 win.

Their second game against Culver-Stockton College of Missouri was much tougher. The game ended in a 41-41 tie and it took two baskets from young Kenny Hale, who had become the team’s top scorer during Phelps injury-riddled season, and a Harry Hodgetts free throw along with a tight defense, to get a 46-41 overtime victory.

Awaiting was Texas Wesleyan, another highly rated opponent. The game was tight all the way. Andy Echle’s 13 points led the Aztecs. Phelps, still struggling with his injured knee, played only two minutes. Yet his only basket with 22 seconds to go proved to be the game winner in a 44-42 triumph.

The next challenge was a tall one—literally. West Texas State featured a 6-foot-10 center and a team average height of nearly 6-6. The Buffaloes were touted as tournament favorites.

Andy Echle [not in the photograph above] was San Diego’s tallest player at 6-4 followed by 6-1 Hodgetts and Dick Mitchell. When Echle went down with an injury in the first minute of the game, Mitchell and Hodgetts were left to guard the 6-10 center Charles Halbert and 6-6 leading scorer Price Brookfield.

Mitchell’s performance is legendary, holding Halbert to 13 points while scoring 14 himself before fouling out (only four fouls got you disqualified back then) with two minutes to go. A woozy Andy Echle re-entered for the last two minutes after Mitchell’s departure. Hodgetts’s defensive performance was just as impressive, holding Brookfield to 11 points while surviving with three personal fouls.

Gross’ strategy of using his team’s quickness paid off as they slowly pulled out to a 22-17 half time lead. Phelps’ gutty performance in scoring 10 points in reduced and painful, minutes along with small speedsters Hale and Patterson’s 9 and 7 points kept the “Texas giants” off-balance. Late baskets by Phelps, Hale and Mitchell sealed the stunning 43-40 upset victory.

The Aztecs participation in their third straight championship game may have seemed anti-climatic. Their opponent—Murray State of Kentucky—was a surprise finalist as well. But the injuries to Phelps, Echle and a banged-up Mitchell put the result in doubt.

Gutty performances by Phelps (7 points) and Echle (9 points), both wrapped in bandages from their injuries, along with Hale’s 10 points, made up for semifinal game star Mitchell’s absence. The scarlet-clad Aztecs raced out to a 20-14 halftime lead. But a 13-minute scoring drought resulted in Murray State tying the game with 3½ minutes left in regulation.

Here it was time for 5-9 forward Patterson, the team’s shortest starter, to make his mark on Aztec history. Patterson slipped behind the Racers’ defense for a layup to pull ahead 30-28. After reserve Jim Ahler made a free throw, Murray’s star center Bob Salmons closed the gap to 31-30 with 1:30 left.

It was then that Phelps, the team’s best free throw shooter and sure ball-handler, was pressured. He then deftly fed Patterson again to slip through for another basket. Patterson repeated with another basket to give State a 35-30 lead with less than a minute to go. Phelps added a free throw, his fifth of the game.

Murray State added two meaningless baskets in the last few seconds, but it was too late as the Aztecs held on for the 36-34 victory—and the national championship.

Milky Phelps ended the season as the Aztecs’ leading scorer with 1,043 points in three injury riddled and preshot-clock seasons. Phelps and Hale were named First Team “Little” All-Americans with Mitchell and Hodgetts were named second team."

patch.com/california/lamesa/believe-it-another-near-miss-…

Steve and Larson countdown the top ten free-to-play video games.

STEVE AND LARSON ON INTERNETS: http://www.steveandlarson.com
STEVE AND LARSON ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/steveandlarson
STEVE AND LARSON ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/steveandlarson
STEVE AND LARSON ON REDDIT: http://www.reddit.com/r/SteveAndLarson/
STEVE AND LARSON ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/steveandlarson
Video Rating: / 5

Find More Free To Play Games Articles

Play Free Multiplayer Online Games and Enjoy

One of the best pass times today is playing g ames online. A major factor which contributes in making this one of the best pastimes is that most of these games are free. There is a huge number of websites which allow you to play free online games. There is no risk of any sort involved in these games and they are so addictive and engrossing that they make you sit glued to your computer for hours without you realizing it. There are many different types of games which one can choose from.
To play free online game is very easy and with the huge variety that is available, it is very easy to access as well. Another interesting factor is that these games can be played at any time during the day or at night and for as long as one wants. Further, there are some online games which are played with multiple numbers of players. Such games have changed the face of the online gaming experience altogether. There are many games which suit the interests of people of all age groups and ideas.
Online gaming business has increased manifold in the last few years because of the simplicity of these games and because they are so engrossing and involve no money or risk factor at all. Further, there are games of varying duration and you can choose the one which suits your time schedule. They are great stress busters as well. They are multi-dimensional and an added advantage is that they promote social networking too. Most of the multiplayer games online have chat boxes which any player can join and use to share his views with the other player worldwide. Eve Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bingo Online, Aion and World of Warcraft are some successful multiplayer online games.
Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

Find more information relating to Free Multiplayer Games Online, and Play free online battles games here.

Mourning 2
free to play games
Image by michellerobinson.photography
To connect with me and view more up-to-date work and images, feel free to follow me on facebook.com/michmutters

This series of images are dedicated to my old friend and ‘twin’ Mathew Barry. Matty and I shared our birthdays on the exact day down to the year and almost an hour apart – he in the UK and I in Singapore. We were like brother and sister. On 1 August 2013, Matty left our world, hopefully for a better one. It is not easy to articulate the pain, shock and grief I went through. At the same time, it was a busy time as well and I had to swing from one extreme of emotion to the next. I miss Matty. There are reminders of him on Facebook because he beat me at all the silly games we enjoyed playing. RIP Twinx.


Procamera was used.
Ps Touch, Snapseed, Wood Camera, Camera Awesome, Mextures, Image Blender

9 best upcoming free to play games of 2016

Three current F2P games: War Thunder (link: http://goo.gl/VHElYC) – World of Tanks (link: http://goo.gl/o82NIa) and Aion (link: http://goo.gl/gQFJK9) – By downloading these games you help us out making videos.

This year we will see many free to play games with exceptional production values, some sooner or later will try to make you pay to win, others will offer you cosmetic hats and bikinis, but there is hope! These are the 9 Best upcoming free to play games of 2016. And we are avoiding mobile games for this list, there is only room for PC and Consoles!

Number 9 – Gigantic (PC, Xbox One)

This PC and Xbox One title is not your typical MOBA, in Gigantic two teams of five players fight for supremacy. With a twist, the Guardians! These gigantic creatures have their own attacks that change the landscape with chaotic results. The goal of the game is simple: destroy the enemy’s Guardian!

Number 8 – Dungeon Defenders 2 (PC, PS4)

In this PC title you have to defend a tower with four friends, the game has been in “Early Access” for a full year on Steam, which is actually a good thing. Dungeon Defenders 2 has improved a lot. It’s very addicting and you don’t have to buy anything to enjoy it. The final version will be also released for the PS4.pp

Number 7 – Fable Legends (PC, Xbox One)

Speaking of delays, Fable Legends is also quite the offender. Announced in 2013, this four player action RPG promises to innovate with final bosses who are controlled by players. The dungeon master will also control every enemy creature on the map. Each mission is different and can be played alone or with friends which is great.

Number 6 – Lawbreakers (PC)

Cliffy B, the mastermind behind Unreal and Gears of War, is making a shooter focused entirely on agility, skill and gravity. Forget opening chests, grinding forever, or choosing an overpowered class. This is pure action twitch shooting at its finest!

Number 5 – Fortnite (PC)

With vibrant colors and gory humor, Fortnite mixes tower defense teamwork, with “stronghold building” and nightly zombie invasions. Sounds familiar right? It’s described as the hybrid between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead. Epic Games has been working on this baby for years, but 2016 seems to be the year we can finally play this game.

Number 4 – Paragon (PC, PS4)

Another game from Epic Games, but this one actually has a date on the calendar for early 2016. Paragon promises to mix third person action with a MOBA. The game looks amazing thanks to Unreal Engine 4. Each class has its own skills with infamy, fortune, pride or glory powers. Best of all, you can sign up right now for the next beta!

Number 3 – Blade and Soul (PC)

Blade and Soul was just released on January 19th. The game has been a popular as an e-sport in Asia for years. If you like fighting games and martial arts, this game will you hook you for hours. Challenging other players, fighting bosses and exploring an open world with a story are just some of the things you can do in this game.

Number 2 – Unreal Tournament (PC)

The free version of Unreal Tournament aims to deliver the same classic modes from previous entries, and all kinds of stuff made by the community. Players can create maps, cosmetic changes for weapons, outfits and even characters. There’s an open alpha if you want to play right now, in fact we couldn’t wait and gave it try. The shooter has potential … but it desperately needs more modes and maps right now. We’ll check back in when the final release is out.

Number 1 – Orcs Must Die! Unchained (PC)

Orcs Must Die! evolved from a one player game to a two player game and now it’s full on team vs. team tower defense action in Orcs Must Die! Unchained. There are lots of ways to modify your character with skills to defend or attack zones or simply confuse your enemies. And you can even play dead in this game! Awesome stuff.

What is your favorite Free to Play game? Which one you are waiting for the most? Let us know in the comments below!

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

ZOOMIN.TV GAMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
► Follow us on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/zoomingames
► Like us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/zoomingames
► Check out our Snapchat – zoomintvgames
► And our Instagram – zoomingames.ig
► We are on Twitch too!! http://www.twitch.tv/zoomintvgames

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

MUSIC AND AUDIO

Music provided by Epidemic Sound.

http://www.epidemicsound.com/youtube-…

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
Video Rating: / 5

More Free To Play Games Articles

Some of the Top Free to Play Multiplayer Games

MMORPGs have been the trend for a while now. There are a lot of people all over the world that engage in online games. The fictional characters and fantasy worlds that come with the games have awed many. A lot of games have been developed in the last few years. There are some that are more popular than others. These games have created a new market in entertainment. In most cases, players have to pay something to play. Some of the best games have to be paid for. However, there are some online games that still make it possible to play for free. There are some developers that have made free to play multiplayer games.

For someone looking to start on online gaming, there are some free games where one can start. When one has mastered these, then one can proceed to the paying kind. This is one of the best ways to gain experience in online gaming. Here is a look at the top 10 RPG:

Star Wars-The Old Republic

This particular game was not initially free but it is now. You can enjoy missions, training; Jedi or Sith and fighting. Engage in one of the most popular fantasy worlds.

Path of Exile

The game allows players to loot items that they can use to progress in the game. There are also complex skill trees that players get to enjoy.

Dungeons and Dragons

If you have ever dreamt of wielding a sword and slaying a dragon, this is one of the best free to play multiplayer games. There are factions to join and invaders to attack. Be ready to encounter mystical creatures you have never even dreamt existed.

League of Legends

This is the game for a master tactician. There are battles to be fought and team work is the main skill to master. There are also tournaments that are offered in the game.

Runes of Magic

For someone that loves magic then this is the game for you. This game provides a magic-filled world at your disposal. There are all kinds of creatures that you have to fight and along the way you have to find the lost Kingdom. There are special skills that have to be learnt to get through the game.

Lord of the Rings Online

This is an epic quest that is based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The player has a chance to complete quest and protect the Company of the Ring.

PlaneShift

This fantasy world consists of monsters, quest and different creatures. There is magic involved and the chance to gain items while playing. However the game is a demo.

Perfect World

The games involves races that have to work together to maintain the dignity of the world. Players can customize their characters.

KingsRoad

Save the world by killing creatures that are destroying Alderstone. This is your chance to play hero and save the realm.

RuneScape

This is an older game than most. There have been upgrades of course but the community gaming is still the sane. The game can be run on multiple browsers.

free to play multiplayer games have made it easy for people to engage in online gaming without forking out loads of cash. There are some games that will require paid upgrades or paying for some special items to play. Top 10 RPG games provide players with different options when looking for new way to entertain themselves online.

When It Exceeds Our Ability To Understand
free to play games
Image by Frederic Mancosu

UPDATE 2: Hi folks! In case you have been wondering why it has gone a bit quiet here in the last days, it is because I’m working on a non-photo project which is both vital and extremely consuming these days. I have to meet a deadline which is approaching way too fast for my liking and therefore am taken pretty much day and night. Regular service however will be resumed shortly after I’ll be done and will have handed in my paper. It is the longest piece I’ve ever written so far and it is beginning to eat every bit of me… I can’t wait to see it finished and I hate it dearly on the one hand. On the other hand, it is like a piece of my head ripped out and smeared across a couple of sheets of paper… or my screen for that matter. I do then love it at the same time… a bit like a (figurative) baby…

Oh and while I’m at it, thank’s Steve, for making the mac such a nice tool to write on.

************************************************************

UPDATE: Over 6000 views on the stream! Thank you all for the time you’ve spent here. Your visits are greatly appreciated and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy the images rolling out here over the next couple of weeks… or months, or years, who knows 😉

************************************************************

Bern Bundesplatz. We were sent to Bern with my company yesterday and while we had a tight schedule, I still brought along my camera. I like Bern a lot and didn’t want to miss the occasion if we’d have a bit of free time left over. As it happened, we did and I didn’t. After we left the federal administration we had been visiting, we decided to remain in the area and enjoy the evening sun a bit on a café’s terrace. We therefore went on in the direction of Bundesplatz, a square right in front of our parliament, which has water fountains shooting out of it. In summer then, many kids toll around in the spray here (which you can see here: flic.kr/p/8mtC6M, here: flic.kr/p/8mwHRu or of course here: flic.kr/p/8mwACG).

With the winter coming closer however, they are way less prone to getting wet, which leaves the stage open for this dog, who was obviously very fascinated with the water shooting out of the ground. As they say then, when something exceeds one’s ability to understand, it becomes truly magical… even for a dog.

I took the occasion to get better befriended with my wide-angle and found out something significant about using such a lens in street-snapping. It was about light. So far, I had been shooting mainly at nighttime and therefore, my 24 had yet to encounter the mother of all light sources. Yes indeed, the sun. Granted, my photographical relation with the sun has not been without its ups and downs and quite frankly, I rarely like the light it provides. However, when it’s low enough, it creates dramatic contrasts and picturesque shadows, which in turn, are to be liked a lot. This then, is one domain where the wide angle feels really at home. It is a bit like its front lawn actually. Yes, in real life, the house behind the front lawn is where the serious bits are happening, where the inhabitant actually is who he is and does what he does. Following our analogy, the house is the proper use of the wide angle for the wide field of all it is able to do, landscapes, interiors, environmental portraits, the lot.

The front lawn though, is where the inhabitant shows off what he’s got best. A respectable car in the driveway signalizes success, a good trim on the grass denotes control and some carefully arranged beds of roses stand for style and a sense of esthetics… right out front, for the world to see. With a wide angle, it is quite similar and shooting it into a powerful light source like the sun makes for dramatic shots which show off its most valued qualities. The long shadows running at the viewer show of the singular depth one can achieve with no other type of lens, including the light source or at least its reflection into the frame creates a bright spot deep in the picture, drawing the viewer into it and if composed correctly, some context can still be given "around the image" due to the stretched field of view without being obtrusive.

While the world can of course not be made entirely out of front lawns and the properly great images remain the ones with message over method, this is still a valuable point to keep in mind on the steep learning curve one is presented with when using a 24mm lens.

Find More Free To Play Games Articles