"Go For It!!" by Amanda J. Cain

“Go For It!!” by Amanda J. Cain (Or When A Moment Is Too Long)

May 14, 2013 / by

Beating down the misconceptions about sports photography, we explore a photo from Amanda J. Cain that captures a soccer player in action and inspires us.

(Photo courtesy of Washington Post)

Boston Marathon Explosion: A Moment

April 16, 2013 / by

The Boston Marathon bombings teach us that we are quick to jump to conclusions when we shouldn’t.

"Migrant Mother" by Dorthea Lange

What Is Your Passion? Finding Your Photographic Style

October 11, 2012 / by

Passion is absolutely necessary for any photographer to excel at his craft. We explore the passions of famous photographers and discuss why you should shoot your passions as well.

"LaRouche Supporter, Philadelphia" by Dominic Mercier

“LaRouche Supporter, Philadelphia” by Dominic Mercier (Or The Importance of Selection)

August 28, 2012 / by

Photographer Dominic Mercier dons his editing cap to select the photo that helps to tell the story he wants to tell. Featuring his photo, “LaRouche Supporter”, we will discuss the importance of editing and careful selection.


Inspired By A Cause

August 21, 2012 / by

As I’ve discussed many times, inspiration can come from all directions. Of course normally every Tuesday, I speak specifically about how we can be inspired by the photographic works of other photographers. While I feel that is an important aspect to explore – I do believe that photographers should also be fans – it is a bit of a narrow discussion. And so I would like to take a short recess from that this week and I would like to discuss how specific events or causes can inspire us differently. In fact, I would like to discuss how it can push us to reach outside of our comfort zone. The photos shown on this page are my own, but it’s not the photos that are the source of the inspiration – it’s the cause behind it. This weekend, for the fourth year in a row, I participated in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Philly. For those unaware of LIVESTRONG, I would encourage you to wander over to their site to learn more about it. But I don’t want to dwell on their mission or their message. I speak of this event because it is an event that specifically affected me and inspired […]

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JPG: A Photo Community Far Beyond Photos (Review)

January 05, 2012 / by

Over the past several months, we’ve been checking out a lesser photography and photojournalism community known as JPG, and now we’re ready to tell you all about it. The site has a number of unique features that are worth checking out. Read on to follow us along in our tour of the site and to hear our thoughts. It may just be the next big thing.

"National Geographic: Photo Of The Day

National Geographic: Photo Of The Day – A Source of Inspiration

December 22, 2011 / by

National Geographic – the widely acclaimed organization and journal – is the definitive source of photography inspiration. But even if you’re not subscribed to their iconic magazine, you can get your daily dose of National Geographic inspiration through their Photo of the Day corner of their website. Read on to learn more about the National Geographic Photo Of The Day. Prepare to be inspired.

Arthur "Weegee" Fellig Self Portrait

f/8 and Be There – What We Can Learn From WeeGee’s Philosophy

September 22, 2011 / by

Arthur “Weegee” Fellig, a photojournalist and street photographer, was known for his consistently clean and timely photos. When asked about his secret, he responded “f/8 and be there,” a philosophy that is now the mantra of thousands. We explore Weegee’s philosophy and help you to learn from it.

"The Falling Man" by Richard Drew (Associated Press)

10 Years After 9/11: The Importance of Photojournalism

September 08, 2011 / by

Ten years after the horrible attacks on September 11th – a day known to most as 9/11 – we can appreciate the importance and necessity of Photojournalism. Using 9/11 as a background for discussion, we explore the purpose of the photojournalist’s role and recognize their place in the media.

"NY Marathon B&W 24" by Laura Casner

“NY Marathon B&W 24″ by Laura Casner

November 23, 2010 / by

Laura Casner is not a lazy photographer. She runs the New York Marathon and takes a camera with her!?! We think she’s crazy, but the results are fantastic. Read on to feel like you’re part of the marathon and learn from Laura’s photo.