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Street Photography Techniques Used for Fashion Photos

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Welcome back everyone and thanks for all of the amazing support. I appreciate it so much!

Today we are going to be taking a look at the way street photography techniques can be used for fashion photography. I can emphasize enough how street photography is great practice for all kinds of photography….wedding, travel, and fashion…as we’ll see today. You might’ve already noticed some really nice magazine ads that incorporate the techniques street shooters use in their everyday sessions. So, if you’re a fashion photographer, listen close as we dig deeper into some great examples. You’ll even see how I slap name brand logos onto street photos to blur the lines between street and fashion.

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Email Q & A: Blade Runner Analyzed Cinema

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This Email Q & A is thanks to Andre Hines. Thanks for being curious and questioning things you see on the internet. Also huge thanks to everyone for the amazing and continued support! I appreciate you all!

Today we are going to take a look at the Sci-Fi movie “Blade Runner” (1982) and some grids that were used to analyze the composition and design of it’s cinematography. Let’s get right into it!


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Book, Video, and Membership Giveaway by Canon of Design

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Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce a huge giveaway! This is my way of saying thank you for all of the continued support. I couldn’t be doing this without you! Check out the details below and be sure to enter to win. Share this with your artistic friends, there’s plenty of freebies to go around!


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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

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Absinthe painting by Pablo Picasso.

Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone!

Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.” It was banned for the longest time, around 1915, because of it’s addictive and hallucinogenic qualities…er, side effects. They don’t call it “The green Fairy” for nothing! Let’s take a look at some artwork inspired by this green concoction (my drawing included) and learn more about the master painters that loved to consume it on a regular basis.


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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support!

Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of these techniques in the past, but this time everything is consolidated into one article. Being skilled at self- critiquing your art allows you to progress further and surpass any plateaus, all while being brutally honest; something your family, friends, and peers have a hard time with. There are several ways, so join in and learn how to see your art with an unbiased opinion.

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Vincent Van Gogh Gold Mine of Paintings and Drawings

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How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks for all of your continued and amazing support! Much love!

I wanted to share with you guys one of the best resources on the internet for viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s stunning work. Sure, you could just use Google, but you will most likely view his paintings or drawings as rather low resolution reproductions. This just ruins the true experience.

One of the best things about going to the museums is to get super close to a painting and see the small details. Well, I stumbled across a gold mine of his work that allows you to see details even closer than in the museums. Check it out below!


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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

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Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support!

Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so you know exactly how to incorporate a hierarchy within your art. Let’s get into it!

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The Top Techniques to Create Visual Impact in Your Art

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Huge thanks to all The Master Pass members for your amazing support! You help keep this blog going! Your support allows me to share these techniques with the world…inevitably changing the future of art. Too awesome!

Today we are going to look at the top composition techniques to create visual impact in your art. Photography, painting, cinematography, illustrating, sculpting…it doesn’t matter…the techniques to create a visual impact applies to all of them. Why make a visual impact? This should be an obvious answer, but it’s to help your viewer clearly see your design at a glance and take notice. To stop them in their tracks and make the say, “wow, very nice!” or, “hmmm, what’s this?” You can’t do that on command if you don’t understand the techniques covered below.Let’s get into it!

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

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Hey everyone, hope you are doing well! Much love for all of the continued support, I can never thank you enough!

Today we are going to look at how ambiguity can strengthen your storytelling. Essentially, ambiguity means we are leaving stuff out. You ask, “and that’s suppose to strengthen the story?” The short answer is, yes. When we leave a bit of the story out, we allow the viewer to become more engaged in the piece and create their own ending and beginning. Whether we are photographers or painters, we are basically creating a single frame in a movie. Just like any scene of a movie, it must further the story, but not give away the ending. Don’t tell them every single detail in a single frame. Instead, allow them some wiggle room for interpretation.

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Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers – P.O.V. Black and White Street Photography

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Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for all of the continued support. A year has gone by since the last video “Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers,” so I’m excited to bring you this black and white follow-up. I’ve packed it full of excellent tips and design techniques, which can be applied to many different types of photography; wedding, travel, lifestyle, sports, fashion, and conceptual. Painters can even use these techniques to capture the perfect reference photo for their new masterpiece.


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