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Photographer of the Day: Neil Edwin Sinadjan

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Hold on to hope” by Neil Edwin Sinadjan In photography, we often label photos by their genre and style.  The beauty of the powerful image “Hold on

Photographer of the Day: Johann Walter Bantz

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “try an approach I” by Johann Walter Bantz Abstract photos go against many of the “rules” of photography, giving the artist the freedom to capture images

Photographer of the Day: Dawna Moore

If you would like to experience a beautiful vision of a vintage holiday, look no further then this image, “GMC Christmas” by  Dawna Moore.  Part holiday cheer, part nostalgia, it’s a warmly lit scene featuring Christmas decorations along with a nice slice of Americana.  Beyond these elements, the composition and lighting are excellent, from the technical choices with aperture to create the starbursts on the Christmas lights, to the balance of complimentary colors with the reds and greens.  The portrait orientation of the photo helps simplify a busy scene, placing the focus on the wreath and letting your eye travel throughout the frame to take in all the detail.

Photographer of the Day: Mark Meyer zur Heide

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Oslo No. 1” by Mark Meyer zur Heide What is particularly compelling about this image, “Oslo No. 1” by Mark Meyer zur Heide, is it let’s

Photographer of the Day: Bert de Bruin

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Moto” by  Bert de Bruin Although I don’t ride myself, there are few times where I won’t stop and admire a beautiful bike like the one

Photographer of the Day: Jim Sollows

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “I’m sure there are many stories behind this old bike!” by  Jim Sollows It is often easier to say that you like an image versus trying

Photographer of the Day: Isengardt

The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a  2 dimensional collection of dots on a piece of paper or computer screen.  “Mannequins” by Isengardt, definitely makes you feel something, the best word I have to describe it is “uncomfortable”.  This is a “rule breaker” image, and why it works so well.  The mannequins have been transformed by the light and composition into something other than the typical figure of glamour we expect.  Messy hair, harsh light, and black clothes create something more out of a Hitchcock movie then a department store. We associate the eyes with life and personality, here they are lifeless, the gaze of each directed somewhere off frame.  This otherworldly scene takes the viewer out of their comfort zone, one of the greatest purposes of art.

“The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.”  – Michael Moore

Photographer of the Day: Nic Taylor

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE” by Nic Taylor Titled simply “Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE”, this is one of a series of images Nic Taylor posted

Photographer of the Day: Denis Malciu

The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have otherwise been a very busy photo.  As the crowd stands in rapt attention to the dancer’s performance, they frame the dancers instead of competing with them. Imagine if instead this photo was presented in color.  The dancers could have easily gotten lost against that sea of people and the variety of textures and colors they are wearing.  Instead the photographer works purely with light and contrast.  Though small in the frame, the dancers take center stage in the image, drawing your attention directly to them, captivating you as they did the crowd.  

Photographer of the Day: in the streets of vienna

Simplicity and symmetry are the first two things that grab one’s attention in the image “lost in white”. The moment of the women in mid stride is perfectly framed by the columns, her black outfit in stark contrast to the white building she walks past. One of the smallest details that adds life to the image is the raised foot and slight bit of motion blur. This creates the sense of movement in the image, bringing her and it to life, a beautiful example of a decisive moment captured.

Photographer of the Day: Pierre Pichot

One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us.  But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”.  The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image.  The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.

Photographer of the Day: Rafa Velazquez

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Amigos en Pedraza. Segovia. Spain” by Rafa Velazquez Even if you aren’t fluent in Spanish, you probably know that “amigos” means friends. In this image by

Photographer of the Day: P Sterling Images

Category: Street Photography Photograph: Friday night in the City…. by P Sterling Images The two composition concepts that I find appealing and done well in this photo are the use

Photographer of the Day: Patrick Gorden

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Concentration” by Patrick Gorden The aptly titled “Concentration” by Patrick Gorden gives us an intimate view into a scene of an artist creating. The look on

Photographer of the Day: Dave Cheresna

Category: Street Photography Photograph:Neon Nights by Dave (Dave Cheresna, @dscphoto) Street photography is so often about scaling down and capturing the small scenes and moments. Dave’s image, “Neon Nights”, is

Photographer of the Day: Emanuele UbOldi

Category: Street Photography Photograph: Untitled by Emanuele UbOldi You can’t help but be drawn to the face of the child in this untitled image by Emanuele UbOldi.  Everything in the

Photographer of the Day: Lee Dolman

Category: Travel Photographer: Lee Dolman “Summer Lunch“ Please pour another glass. We all take images of our food and share, so why not make them artistic and go beyond the

Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Category: Street Photography Photograph: L’homme du canal by Edouard Ketterer Minimalist photos are some of the most difficult to execute, but when done well, are some of my favorites. In

Photographer of the Day: Fred Leaders

Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Crowd Control” by Fred Leaders Fred Leaders’ image “Crowd Control”, is an example of an image that caught my eye at first glance, but I had to

Photographer of the Day: Wasim Muklashy

Category: Travel Photographer: Wasim Muklashy “Along the Watchtower“ Wasim’s caption for this image is “An olympic national park high divide loop zen moment, along the watchtower.” I love finding these

Photographer of the Day: Tom Turnwald

Category: Travel Photographer: Tom Turnwald “Park Avenue Trail Moab“ I really like that this is a shot I’ve not seen before from Arches National Park. The string of clouds across the