candids & portraits

"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.

Untitled Photo by Glen Grover

Untitled by Glen Grover (Or It’s About Capturing Moments)

November 26, 2013 / by

Photography is ultimately about capturing and freezing moments in time. Sometimes we forget that. This week, we feature the work of Glen Grover who turns personal moments into works of beauty.

"Illusion!" by Amanda J. Cain

“Illusion!” by Amanda J. Cain (or Suggestive Is Catching)

July 30, 2013 / by

In a discussion Amanda J. Cain’s photograph, “Illusion!”, we explore what it takes to make great portraits with nothing while catching eyes through other means. Catching eyes is only the start. Fortunately, Amanda’s photo backs it up with great composition and lighting.

"Little Red Riding Bennett" by Bennett Johnson

Get Pushed Round 31: Featuring Bennett Johnson

March 29, 2013 / by

Diving into the mind of Bennett Johnson, our Get Pushed Round 31 wrap-up explores this multiplicity self-portrait.

"Multi-Matt's Mountain Music" by Matt Lincoln

Get Pushed Round 30: Featuring Matt Lincoln

February 28, 2013 / by

Wrapping up round 30 of Get Pushed, we take a look at the works and technical mind of Matt Lincoln. We interview Matt about the creation of his composite photograph.

"We Survived !!" by Rey Mangouta

“We Survived !!” by Rey Mangouta (Or An Obvious Story)

February 12, 2013 / by

Featuring the mesmerizing emotive portraits of Rey Mangouta, we discuss how a story can be painfully obvious to the viewer. Using a blend of setting, subject and post-process styling, Rey captivates us all.

"Happy New Year!" by Valentina Calà

Eyes Hidden – Common Photo Themes

February 05, 2013 / by

The face is a powerful, emotive subject. But we need not always focus on the eyes. In fact, this month’s Common Photo Theme avoids them entirely. Read on to see how much can be learned about our subjects without looking them in the eye.

"The Fading Grass of Summer"

Get Pushed: A Review

January 31, 2013 / by

Get Pushed Group Moderator, Rachel Melton, looks back at 2012 to discuss how the popular Flickr Group has helped to challenge and improve her photography. It’s a story not unlike that of the many members of the group.


Get Pushed Round 28: Featuring Diana Sussellman

January 03, 2013 / by

In this month’s Get Pushed summary, Diana Sussellman discusses her contribution, a Film Noir photograph featuring a Dutch Tilt. Read on to learn about the Dutch Tilt, Diana’s inspiration and personal editing.

"No Mask Like Open Truth To Cover Lies, As To Go Naked Is The Best Disguise" by Alexandra Iordachescu

“No Mask Like Open Truth To Cover Lies” by Alexandra Iordachescu (Because Photography IS Personal)

October 09, 2012 / by

Photography is very personal and can expose things about yourself. This week, we learn from the work of Alexandra Iordachescu about how revealing photography can be about oneself, and why we shouldn’t be afraid.