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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.


Get Pushed Round 36: Featuring Shawn Ducharme

September 12, 2013 / by

Eggs, forks and light painting…Shawn Ducharme makes art out of a simple composition. Get some behind-the-scenes insight as Rachel interviews Shawn about his photograph.

"Christmas Train" by D. Travis North

Building a Photograph: Toy Train Under The Christmas Tree

December 15, 2011 / by

A model railroad under a Christmas tree – a planned out photograph that took a lot of thought and effort. Follow along as I discuss the entire process from start to finish while constructing and building this photograph. Read on for some behind-the-scenes shots and explanations of the entire process.

"Lines" by Sue Thompson

“Lines” by Sue Thompson

February 08, 2011 / by

This week, we discuss Sue Thompson’s “Line”, which is named after and features one of our most basic building blocks of design. The photo inspires us to get back to the basics and simplify. Read on to see our thoughts and what we’ve learned from this photo.

"Fence on a Long Island Beach" by Darren Moore

“A Fence on a Long Island Beach” by Darren Moore

September 28, 2010 / by

This week, a photo from the camera of Darren Moore shows us just how beautiful simple compositions can be. The subject is just a fence. But the power that it wields is unspeakable. Which of course is reason enough to speak about it.


Tips for Photographing Flowers

April 08, 2010 / by

Have a desire to shoot some of the spring and summer flowers? This week, we bring you a series of short tips to help you when capturing shots of your favorite flowers out in the landscape.


“96th Street Subway Platform” by Stormdog

October 28, 2009 / by

This week, we feature an urban photograph from Stormdog titled “96th Street Subway Platform” which exhibits a great use of repetition and vanishing points. Read on to see the photograph, our thoughts and learn what can be learned from Stormdog’s great photo.

YIP 50.09 by Kate Winslow

SP@Flickr: “YIP 50.09″ by Kate Winslow

October 05, 2009 / by

Kate Winslow’s photograph, YIP 50.09, is a great example of the use of chaotic pattern and texture in close-up photography. There is a lot to be commended in the shot, and there is certainly a lot to learn. Read on to learn more.


SP@Flickr: “Sepia” by Kika Clore-Gronenborn

September 08, 2009 / by

When is a subject both transparent and right before your eyes at the same time? When is unorthodox lighting incredibly appealing? Read on to see why Kika Clore-Gronenborn’s photo, “Sepia”, breaks all the rules but remains inspirational.


Sign of the Times

March 20, 2009 / by

[singlepic=275,600,,,center] I snapped this shot while sitting at a traffic signal.  This sign was hung on a fence at an industrial park.  I can only assume one of the workers at this facility hung the sign out of frustration and protest due to the current state of the economy.  But to me, this is just an example of how fragile the human spirit can be.