We had a ton of great submissions to the showcase challenge, “Concert”. Here are a few of our favorites. Enjoy.
Sometimes, the most beautiful subjects – like peacocks, sunsets, and mountaintop views – are the hardest to photograph. Unlike mundane subjects, which can become beautiful through photography, breathtaking subjects rarely look more beautiful in a photo. At most, you capture only a piece of the beauty and hope others will be able to imagine the […]
Street photography can be either easy or difficult to pick up, depending on your perspective. On the one hand, you have a wealth of interesting subjects to photograph. You don’t need to plan a photo shoot or buy special gear to get awesome shots. If you live or work in a city, great street photography […]
Minimalist photography can be summarized in one quote by Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Less is more. By stripping a photo down to the bare essentials, minimalist photographers show how powerful simplicity can be. There’s no clutter to distract viewers from the main subject. They see exactly what the photographer wants them […]
Seashells are excellent photography subjects because of their lovely colors, interesting patterns, and elegant beauty. They’re also easy to find. Even if you don’t live close to a beach, you can buy seashells in bulk at craft shops, general retail stores, or online. For photography, though, it’s best to find your seashells at a beach. […]
They appear as if from another world and are considered separate from plants, animals, and bacteria although recent genetic studies have shown that fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants.
Around special occasions like anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of pressure to communicate “I love you” in the right way. Nice gifts, romantic dates, and handwritten notes are all common ways to express love, but even simple gestures can show you care. For example, you can send someone you love a photo with […]
Roses have been cultural symbols for a long time. In ancient Greece, they were associated with the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. When the Romans took over, they used roses to represent their love goddess, Venus. Later, when the Roman Empire was Christianized, roses began to symbolize the Virgin Mary – the white rose […]
When done right, abstract photography can turn an ordinary subject into a masterpiece of colors, patterns, and textures. Sometimes, this work of art can happen by accident, as with film double exposures. But in general, abstract photos take careful composition and attention to detail. Though beautiful, abstract photography can also feel ambiguous or even silly […]
Crystal balls are one of our favorite not-necessary-but-cool gear items. Though it’s not really a professional tool – you probably won’t use it to shoot wedding photos or baby portraits – it’s still a fun object to play around with on dull, uninspired days. Even the most cliché photography subjects can look interesting when photographed […]