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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.

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"Winding Path" by Gerald Chan

“Winding Path” by Gerald Chan (Or Letting Lines Lead)

December 10, 2013 / by

This week we share the work of Gerald Chan who has paved the way to an excellent photo composition using the Line building block of design. By embracing and featuring the line of the path in his work, he has captured our eye. Read on to be inspired and learn more about this photograph.

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Sometimes, an off-putting setting is enough to create a creepy photograph. ("Impatient for the End" by D. Travis North)

Tips For Creating Creepy Photos

October 31, 2013 / by

Have you ever wanted to create some creepy photographs? In this article, we discuss and share tips on how you can create some truly creepy photographs.

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"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.

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"Lost Screw" by Djura Stankovic

“Lost Screw” by Djura Stankovic (Or Tiny Details That Tell A Big Story)

July 31, 2012 / by

This week we feature the photo, “Lost Screw”, by Djura Stankovic, who is among the Shutter Photo royalty. We’ll explore how Djura tells such an interesting story of (and using) such a simple subject. Read on to be inspired.

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"It's All About Light" by Reina Smallenbroek

“It’s All About Light!” by Reina Smallenbroek (Indeed)

June 26, 2012 / by

“It’s All About Light!” is the title of Reina Smallenbroek’s photograph, and that says it all. This week, we explore Reina’s photograph and how the light has not only enhanced an otherwise perfect photograph, but it has defined and characterized the photo. Read on to see how light added character to this scene.

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"Two is Better Than One!" by Shobha Srinivasan

“Two Is Better Than One!” by Shobha Srinivasan (Or Aspects of Balance In Compositions)

December 06, 2011 / by

We are once again happy to feature the work of Shrobha Srinivasan, a regular contributor to the SP@Flickr Group and frequent inspirer of its members. This week, we would like to introduce another of her simple and elegant compositions, “Two Is Better Than One!”, as we discuss positive/negative balance in composition. Read on to be inspired and to learn about this often overlooked compositional approach.

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"Sign of Depression" by Ray Rhodes

“Sign of Depression” by Ray Rhodes (Or A Reason To Wake Up Early)

August 30, 2011 / by

Early mornings are difficult for many of us. But a groggy, slow morning is a small trade for what photo opportunities you would otherwise miss. This week, we learn from photographer Ray Rhodes’s photograph, “Sign of Depression”, just why it’s worth waking up so early. Read on to view and learn about Ray’s inspiring photograph.

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"Bridge Railing" by Djura Stankovic

“Bridge Railings” by Djura Stankovic (Or Creating Magic With Simple Subjects)

August 02, 2011 / by

This week, we feature a photo from the mind of Djura Stankovic. Using his photo to aid in our discussion, “Bridge Railings / Lindau on Lake Constance”, we explore the capabilities of shooting simple subjects and presenting them in ways that our viewers could only imagine. In photography, it’s a fine line between what is real and what is imagined. We try to push its boundaries often. Read on to learn about Djura’s photo and to be inspired.

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"Light (III)" by Tomás Rotger

“Light (III)” by Tomás Rotger

March 21, 2011 / by

Tomás Rotger has been contributing to the Shutter Photo @ Flickr Group for a while now.  We first featured his photograph, Winter XII, in January of 2010.  Much more recently, we also featured one of his photos, What for I’ll love her so much, if then she’ll be gone?, as part of our Inspiring Black & White Photos article in February.   When it comes to Black & White photography, Tomás’s work is certainly inspiring.  Like much of his work, Light (III) is a study in simplicity within the natural environment.  This time, he points his lens towards the sky to catch a wispy cloud formation. Like many, I too spent lazy summer afternoons trying to see creatures in the clouds.  When I look upon this photo, I am brought back to those days.  I see a one-armed lobster, or perhaps a shrimp mother and her child.  Of course I am not sharing Tomás’s work to reminisce about my childhood (though that part was fun).  I am sharing it with you to make a point:  Connect with your audience. Light (III) may be aesthetically pleasing.  It may be an interesting study in light with it’s gradated sky and lens flare.  Such elements make a […]

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