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Capturing Snow and Clouds (and Other White Things)

January 30, 2014 / by

White is a burden for your camera’s meter, which wants to present that as gray. The results are dingy looking snow and clouds. With a little know-how, we can compensate for that. In this article, we discuss the cause (your camera isn’t broken) and outline a few options that you have to efficiently correct for the white-to-gray shift in your photography.

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.


Zoom Factors: Why Your Feet Cannot Be Replaced By A Zoom Lens

August 08, 2013 / by

Editors Note: This article was originally published on December 12, 2011. When it comes to the focal length of your lens, too often we think about how far or how close a lens will reach.  The relationship between focal length and the distance between our subject and the camera should not be thought of as corollary.  In truth, the focal length affects far more than how close you can “zoom in” on a subject.  The one detail that many photographers forget – the detail that affects the spatial aspects of our photos the most – is also perhaps the most forgotten:  Angle of view.  Angle of view affects what fits into the frame which, in turn, affects how we perceive space in a photograph.  It distorts perspectives and bends reality far more than you think.  As photographers, we must take that into perspective, and we need to adjust accordingly.  The only way to do that?  Use your feet. Compression Science If you are in the camp with those who believe that a photograph never lies, you should either change your view or give up the craft all together.  I believe that a photograph rarely tells a full truth, and angle […]

"The Grassy Ocean" by Steve Sullivan

“The Grassy Ocean” by Steve Sullivan (Or Big Skies For Big Reactions)

June 18, 2013 / by

Photographer Steve Sullivan is luring us to the shot with big skies and puffy clouds; but then reveals the real subject: Grassy fields.

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.

"Wooden Piano Keys" by Bart Martens

Get Pushed Round 33: Featuring Bart Martens

June 05, 2013 / by

From the Get Pushed Group’s 33rd round comes the mask work of Bart Martens as he merged a texture into a photo to create this beautiful composition. We had an opportunity to pick his brain.

Steam Engine at Night

The Outdoor Studio: Large Scale Strobe Setups

March 28, 2013 / by

In Part II of the Outdoor Studio, Photographer William Gill gets technical about his lighting setup as he illuminates a large train in marshland.


The Outdoor Studio: Photographing Trains At Night

March 21, 2013 / by

Introducing the art of photographing trains at night, photographer William Gill gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his methodology and routine.

"Multi-Matt's Mountain Music" by Matt Lincoln

Get Pushed Round 30: Featuring Matt Lincoln

February 28, 2013 / by

Wrapping up round 30 of Get Pushed, we take a look at the works and technical mind of Matt Lincoln. We interview Matt about the creation of his composite photograph.

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Focal Length and the Photo Taking Process

February 21, 2013 / by

The Focal Length is often neglected, changed to frame a shot out of convenience. This is a nasty habit that we need to break. We’ll tell you why and motivate you to be a stronger photographer.