Monthly Archives: August 2014

Can writing be taught, or is it simply a skill or talent one must be born with? Can only those born with talent see their skills improved through writing instruction? Here are two articles with perspectives on the debate that are worth a look:


Like poetry and prose, photographs tell stories both for what they contain and for what they omit. Photographers choose their subjects, their angles, the distance from their subjects, and various other elements to create an image that may draw our attention to what is missing, or contain within the photo everything necessary to capture the essence of the moment. Photographs of seemingly mundane things can be made extraordinary when considerations of light, texture, or movement enter the picture. Here is an example of the mundane made extraordinary from Ovations Art Of: Photography.

Art Of: Photography

We at Decades Review love to receive your photography submissions, so keep them coming. Remember that submissions for our October issue are due by September 15.