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"No. 258 of 365" by Kenny Shepard

“No. 258 of 365″ by Kenny Shepard (Or Photography Is Meant To Be Fun)

September 25, 2013 / by

This week, we go behind the scenes with Kenny Shepard featuring his photo, “No. 258 of 365″, which reminds us that photography should be fun to do and see.

"Relaxing" by Pia Cvijanovic

Remembering Summer – Common Photo Themes

September 04, 2013 / by

Remembering Summer through this common photo theme. These photos evoke the feel of summer. Featuring the works of many of our Flickr Group members.

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.

"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.

"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.

"Grand Central" by Ryan Kasak

“Grand Central” by Ryan Kasak (Or Still Subjects In Long Exposures)

December 20, 2011 / by

Despite it’s well known and popular setting, Ryan Kasak’s photograph, “Grand Central”, is truly street photography brought indoors featuring a long exposure. Within the bustle of travelers, there are a few motionless subjects. Ryan’s photo teaches us that these still aspects of a long exposure are sometimes more important that the motion blur. Read on to see and learn from this week’s featured photo.

"Night Mass Biking" by Christoph Hetzmannseder

“Night Mass Biking” by Christoph Hetzmannseder (Or Technically Perfect vs. Aesthetically Pleasing)

November 22, 2011 / by

Too many times, technical rules get in the way of telling a story. The best photographers know exactly when to break those rules, provided there is a reason. Christoph Hetzmannseder is one of these skilled photographers. This week, we feature another one of his photos, “Night Mass Biking”, in a discussion about when Technically Perfect photos aren’t necessarily Aesthetically Pleasing. In other words, read on to learn how breaking the rules can result in a better photograph.

"Urban Light" by Kevin Thornhill

“Urban Light” by Kevin Thornhill (Or Pushing Your Camera’s Limits)

July 26, 2011 / by

It’s time to break out of our comfort zones and push the (sometimes falsely) assumed limits of our camera and equipment. This week, we feature a photo, “Urban Light”, from Kevin Thornhill that teaches us that such limitations should be forgotten. Read on for Kevin’s inspiring photo as well as our take on what should not be considered impossible.

"Triangle" by Simon Hucko

“Triangle” by Simon Hucko

December 07, 2010 / by

You could shoot waterfalls with the silky smooth textures, you could freeze the water droplets in mid air. Or you could do something different, and capture waterfalls like Simon Hucko – almost as if it were a watercolor painting.