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"Individually Paned" by Rachael Switalski

“Individually Paned” by Rachael Switalski (Or Chaos Yields Interest)

March 25, 2014 / by

In a photo that blends chaos and order, photographer Rachael Switalski reminds us that we don’t always need to have a clear subject, nor do we need to make a statement, to have a great photograph. Sometimes, the chaos creates interest in and of itself.

"Rope-Dancer" by Djura Stankovic

“Rope-Dancer” by Djura Stankovic (Or Pushing Exposure To Create Interest)

March 18, 2014 / by

Pushing the exposure to create a high-key photo is a great way to create interest, focus the viewer’s eye and reveal the story within the scene. As we discuss Djura Stankovic’s photo, Rope-Dancer, we reveal the power of high-key photographs.

"Falling Dream" by Francisca Grim

“Falling Dream” by Francisca Grim (Or Dream The Impossible)

March 11, 2014 / by

Photography is not nearly as limited as many might believe. Despite it’s base in the physical world, photographers have as much flexibility as any other artist. Featuring a photo by Francisca Grim, we discuss how we can use the laws of physics to our advantage in creating seemingly impossible images with our photography.


Get Pushed Round 36: Featuring Shawn Ducharme

September 12, 2013 / by

Eggs, forks and light painting…Shawn Ducharme makes art out of a simple composition. Get some behind-the-scenes insight as Rachel interviews Shawn about his photograph.

"The Great Gig in the Sky" by Chris Soukup

“The Great Gig in the Sky” by Chris Soukup (Or The Environment Is Ever-Changing)

September 10, 2013 / by

Do you recognize this famous landmark? Photographer Chris Soukup demonstrates that dedication and perseverance yields great results in the ever-changing environment around an otherwise well-known scene.

"Keen Observation" by Bob Hallam

“Keen Observation” by Bob Hallam (Or The Fuzzy Line Defining Reality)

August 13, 2013 / by

Photography can be molded, manipulated and tweaked in much the same way as clay or oil paints. This week, we feature Bob Hallam’s photo, “Keen Observation”, which shows us how thin and how fuzzy the line between reality and fantasy just might be.

"Captivity" by Brian Day

The Black & White Explorations of Brian Day

June 11, 2013 / by

Brian Day is a photographer who has inspired us for many years. In this long overdue spotlight, we discuss his brand recognition and the quality of his black & white images.

"Lava Flow" by Jonathan Robson

Dramatic Black & White Skies – Common Photo Themes

May 07, 2013 / by

This month, we feature a number of inspiring photographs from members of our Flickr Pool that dramatically features the sky…in Black & White.

Autumn Stroll

Black & White Conversions for Digital Photos

January 17, 2013 / by

Learn about the process of creating black & white photographs with digital photos. This article takes you through the whole process – one photographer’s process – but focuses mostly on the conversion. This will serve as a foundation that you will build on as you grow to love black & white processing.

"By Night" by Peter von Seth

“By Night” by Peter von Seth (Or What Lurks In The Dark)

January 15, 2013 / by

We explore the work of Peter von Seth and learn about taking advantage of opportunities to mess with the viewer’s mind by taking advantage of the camera’s limitations. Read on to learn about Peter’s photo, “By Night”.