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"Cypress" by Dennis Ramos

“Cypress” by Dennis Ramos (Because Some Photos Should Inspire Dreams)

February 18, 2014 / by

All photos should have a purpose, but sometimes we just want them to inspire dreams. Dennis Ramos’s photograph, Cypress, does just that. Read on to learn about this photo and be inspired.

"Clevedon Pier" by Steve Chatman

“Clevedon Pier” by Steve Chatman (Or When Whitespace Is Truly White)

October 01, 2013 / by

Featuring the work of photographer Steve Chatman, we discuss the importance and power of truly white whitespace in the composition of a photograph.

"Ferris Wheel" by Ryan Shaffer

Carnival At Dusk – Common Photo Themes

July 02, 2013 / by

For this month’s Common Photo Themes, we would like to explore the spirit, feelings and sights of summer. So we’re headed to the carnivals and boardwalks. Captured by five different talented photographers, we’ll explore different photos of carnival scenes featuring long exposures and surreal presentations.

Carousel (D. Travis North)

Fun With Slow Shutter Speeds

June 13, 2013 / by

Create interesting photos through the use of slow shutter shooting techniques. In this article, we introduce you to some of our favorite slow shutter techniques so that you can have fun creating interesting photos.

"Brantwood Jetty II" by Mark Boyle

“Brantwood Jetty II” by Mark Boyle (Or Who’s Story Is Being Told?)

May 21, 2013 / by

Photos are as dreams or stories that are told about the viewer. Or at least that’s the way Mark Boyle’s photo, Brentwood Jetty II, is portrayed.

"Tourists Everywhere" by Linh H. Nguyen

Big City Lights – Common Photo Themes

December 04, 2012 / by

Big City Lights are the focus of this month’s Common Photo Themes. Featuring five different cities around the world, we learn the many facets of urban lighting, captured in fantastic photographs. Read on to see these stories told by the eyes and cameras of five inspiring photographers.

"Chicago Marathon 2012" by Andrew Carlin

“Chicago Marathon” by Andrew Carlin (Or Beauty in Chaos)

October 23, 2012 / by

Andrew Carlin proves with his photographs of the Chicago Marathon that sports photography doesn’t need to be bland. With his use of long-exposure, we are introduced to chaos and beauty. Read on to hear more about this inspiring photograph.


Fireworks – Common Photo Themes

July 03, 2012 / by

Fireworks are mesmerizing, beautiful and captivating. In celebration of America’s birthday, we visit the fireworks that have been captured by our Flickr group contributors.

"Epcot" by Brandon Watts

“Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, otherwise known as EPCOT” by Brandon Watts (Or the Many Layers of Interest)

May 29, 2012 / by

This week, we feature the work of photographer Brandon Watts, a skilled HDR photographer, who’s photo, “…Epcot”, introduces so many different layers of interest. From long exposures to explorations in color and composition, there is much to admire about his photo and much for you to learn from. Read on to see this great example of layered interest and learn how you can improve your own works.

"Philadelphia Water Works" by Ross Abraham

“Philadelphia Water Works” by Ross Abraham (Or Time Makes Everything Better)

May 08, 2012 / by

As photographers, we are attracted to the classic buildings and structures around us. As tourists, we often have difficulty trying to figure out the best way to capture such a scene in a new and unique way. That isn’t the problem that photographer Ross Abraham has. When capturing one of Philadelphia’s greatest landmarks, Ross introduced an element that is so commonly overlooked: Time. Read on to see how time enhances this photograph.