"Though the road seems familiar...we're just remembering where to go" by Heather Binns

“Though The Road Seems Familiar, We’re Just Remembering Where To Go” by Heather Binns

December 17, 2013 / by

Featuring a story-telling photograph by Heather Binns, we are inspired both technically and spiritually. We explore the message in the photograph as well as the methods and compositional means in which she tells the story.

"Oyster Bay - New Jersey" by Dante Fratto

“Oyster Cove – New Jersey” by Dante Fratto (Or Balance Isn’t Always Obvious)

September 17, 2013 / by

The balance in this photograph by Dante Fratto isn’t readily apparent to everyone. Featuring just one of the many ways to find balance, we discuss how your brain never seems to miss a beat, even if we can’t put it into words.


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.

"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.

"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.

"Like Night and Day" by DeShaun Craddock

“Like Night and Day” by DeShaun Craddock (Or The World Begs To Be Framed)

June 25, 2013 / by

Photographer DeShaun Craddock makes it all look easy with his photograph of a common urban scene. In this article, we discuss the complexities of the shot as well as the commentary that he makes with it.

"Vernazza" by Sylvie van Nerum

“Vernazza” by Sylvie van Nerum (Or Dutch Tilt to Add Tension)

January 22, 2013 / by

Featuring the work of Sylvia van Nerum, we discuss how a framing technique referred to as the dutch tilt can help to introduce tension into a photograph. This is just one way to connect with the viewer emotionally.


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.

"Crumbling Layers" by Heather Utterback

“Crumbling Layers” by Heather Utterback (Or Go Big, Get Close)

November 06, 2012 / by

Featuring photographer Heather Utterback’s photo, “Crumbling Layers”, we explore the delicate balance between details and context. Getting close up introduces new scope and new interests. Read on to be inspired.

"Cornered" by Justin Minns

“Cornered” by Justin Minns (Or The Complexity Of A Simple Composition)

March 20, 2012 / by

It’s difficult to determine the exact element that sets a simple composition apart from other more complicated compositions. Justin Minns’s photograph “Cornered”, for example, looks to be so incredibly simple on the surface. But as you will see, it’s anything but. There is incredible and complex beauty in a simple composition. Read on…