creative vision

"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.

"Losing The Will To Glow" by Zaedah Black

“Losing The Will To Glow” by Zaedah Black (Or Observe The World You Know)

January 14, 2014 / by

Featuring the work of Zaedah Black, we learn about the power of observation and not letting features disappear into our environment. Though both are very important, seeing is more important than technical aspects that must follow.

"Looking Forward" by Lukas Hetzmannseder

“Looking Forward” by Lukas Hetzmannseder (Or A Photo Exists Where You Stand)

August 27, 2013 / by

If you’ve found yourself short on ideas, much can be learned by Lukas Hetzmannseder’s photo, “Looking Forward”, which teaches us that great photos aren’t found, they are created.

Untitled by Shannon Adelson

Untitled by Shannon Adelson (Or Fresh Ideas Beats Experience)

August 20, 2013 / by

In a comparison between two photographs, Shannon Adelson’s fresh idea beats the experiences of yours truly. In this article, we discuss how Shannon’s unique approach and his choice of focal length yields a more interesting photo. Featuring Eastern State Penitentiary.

"End Of The Road" by John McGraw

“End of the Road” by John McGraw (Or Don’t Be Too Focused)

April 30, 2013 / by

Photos are everywhere, even when we’re not looking. This week’s inspiration features a photo by John McGraw that almost didn’t happen.

Rest Stop For The Tiny

Improve Composition: Act Like A Child

April 18, 2013 / by

We learn about the importance of seeing and we learn from the most unlikely of teachers: Improve your photography composition by thinking like a child.

"Reaching Skyward" by D. Travis North

A Photo Can Be Simple

March 14, 2013 / by

A photo can be many things. But most of all, a photo can be simple.

"London Eye" by Sylvie van Nerum

Iconic Subjects – Common Photo Themes

March 05, 2013 / by

This month we explore photos featuring iconic subjects – which have been photographed hundreds of times. But these photographers offer their own vision.

"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.