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Welcome to the structured articles, where I’ve organized over 400 articles to help you easily navigate your way to the master level. Focus on the content that works best for your art! If you’re looking for a start to finish type of list, check out the LINEAR ARTICLES.

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Resources & Quick References

This is a great section to find free downloads and epic lists for quick reference.

161 of 365 – *Canon of Design RESOURCES (FREE downloads for members)

127 of 365 – Canon of Design – VIRTUAL  LIBRARY

14 of 365 – *The Simplicity & Beauty of Dynamic Symmetry – VISUAL GLOSSARY

157 of 365 – *Music can Inspire the Mood of Your Image

364 of 365 – *The Symbolic Objects in Art: Yesterday & Today

396. 10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds FREE!

403. Score Your Compositions FREE!

422. Famous Artist Birthdays and Inspiration FREE!

425. Virtual Mentors to Inspire Your Artistic Journey FREE!

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Why the Rule of Thirds Fails Artists

This 365 project started out with the title “The Rule of Thirds Killed Design and Left it for Dead,” so that should give you a great idea of the content within this section. I drank the kool-aid like everyone else and thought the rule of thirds was one of the absolute must-know techniques for composition. In the end it only hurt my compositions and made my photos have a cookie cutter feel like others. It was hard, but I have finally broke the habit of plotting on thirds. Check this section out if you want to know why the rule of thirds is a watered down form of composition.

1 of 365 – Introduction

3 of 365 – What Makes Me an Expert on Composition?  FREE!

4 of 365 – The Simplified Concept Behind the Rule of Thirds  FREE!

5 of 365 – *Why do They Say it’s a Rule of Thirds Power Point?

6 of 365 – *Composition So Easy a Baby Monkey Could do it

8 of 365 – Using the Rule of Thirds: I am Guilty, Most of Us are  FREE!

10 of 365 – The Rule of Thirds Inventor: John Thomas Smith  FREE!

11 of 365 – What happened to design?  FREE!

13 of 365 – *Analyzing Smith’s Rule of Thirds Statement

24 of 365 – The Rule of Thirds and the Chicken Soup Analogy  FREE!

25 of 365 – A Misleading Guide to Mastering Composition  FREE!

36 of 365 – The Rule of Thirds and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star  FREE!

74 of 365 – Composition for Dummies  FREE!

91 of 365 – *Composition Techniques – Filter What you Find – Part I

93 of 365 – *Composition Techniques – Filter What you Find – Part II

92 of 365 – *Follow the Rule of Thirds

396. 10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds FREE!

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Design Techniques to Master Composition

If you study anything, be sure to study the design techniques listed in this section. They will forever change the way you create your art. They will help you reach the master level!

7 of 365 – *Canon of Design Essentials- VISUAL GLOSSARY

14 of 365 – *The Simplicity & Beauty of Dynamic Symmetry – VISUAL GLOSSARY

15 of 365 – *Capturing Movement in Photography and Painting

17 of 365 – *The Arabesque in Painting – Part I – Law of Continuity

18 of 365 – *The Arabesque in Nature – Part II

19 of 365 – *The Arabesque in Photography – Part III

21 of 365 – *Figure Ground Relationship (FGR) in Photography and Painting – Part I

22 of 365 – *Figure Ground Relationship – Proper use will define your subject – Part II

27 of 365 – *Greatest Area of Contrast (GAC)

28 of 365 – *Simultaneous Contrast in Photography and Painting

29 of 365 – *Editing Your Photography and Painting Quickly

31 of 365 – *Chiaroscuro – Dramatic Lighting in Painting, Photography, and Cinema

32 of 365 – *Unity Within Your Composition – Law of Closure – Part I

34 of 365 – *Unity Within Your Composition – Ellipses – Part II

35 of 365 – *Unity Within Your Composition – Radiating Lines – Part III

38 of 365 – *Gamut – Repetition & Rhythm Within Your Composition – Part I

39 of 365 – *Gamut – Posing Rhythm Within Your Composition – Part II

42 of 365 – *Aerial Perspective Outdoors in Photography and Painting – Part I

43 of 365 – *Aerial Perspective Indoors in Photography and Painting – Part II

46 of 365 – *Aerial Perspective – Smoking Cigarettes in Visual Art – Part III

48 of 365 – *Coincidences Create Unity & Movement

49 of 365 – *Edge Flicker (EF) in Photography and Painting – Part I

50 of 365 – *Edge Flicker (EF) – Cutting Off Limbs in Photography and Painting – Part II

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53 of 365 – Gestalt Psychology Introduction – Part I  FREE!

55 of 365 – *Gestalt Psychology – Law of Pragnanz – Part II

56 of 365 – *Gestalt Psychology – Law of Similarity – Part III

57 of 365 – *Gestalt Psychology – Law of Symmetry – Part IV

59 of 365 – *Gestalt Psychology – Law of Proximity – Part V

71 of 365 – *Finding the GAC in Photoshop

76 of 365 – *The Power of the 90 Degree Angle

78 of 365 – *Aspective View in Photography and Painting

83 of 365 – *Negative Space and Filling the Grid in Photography and Painting

85 of 365 – *Learn to Squint when Creating Your Art

88 of 365 – *Linking the Foreground & Background in Painting

90 of 365 – *Echoing Shapes in Photography

98 of 365 – *How to Design a Photo Shoot

99 of 365 – *Understanding Balance in Composition: Gazing Direction

102 of 365 – *Breathing Room – Art Balance from Top to Bottom – Part I

104 of 365 – *Breathing Room – Art Balance from Top to Bottom – Part II

109 of 365 – *One or Many Focal Points in Art?

113 of 365 – *Light and Shadow in Photography and Painting – Part I

115 of 365 – *Light & Shadow – Part II

119 of 365 – *Get Familiar with Your Photographic Environment

122 of 365 – *Finding Your Artistic Style

125 of 365 – *Contrapposto – A Pose of Beauty

130 of 365 – *Expression is Gold in Photography and Painting

137 of 365 – *Square Composition in Art

147 of 365 – Application & Repetition Leads to Experience  FREE!

148 of 365 – *Unity Emphasis in Painting

151 of 365 – *Learn How Our Eyes Scan Artwork

160 of 365 – *The Shadow’s Edge in Photography

169 of 365 – *Disguise the Design in Your Composition

175 of 365 – *Haphazardly Filling the Grid

189 of 365 – *Patterns in Art

209 of 365 – *Light Falloff & The Inverse Square Law – Part I

210 of 365 – *Light Falloff & The Inverse Square Law – Part II

228 of 365 – *Photography: Watermark or No Watermark

238 of 365 – *How Mirrors Add Depth, Mystery & Movement in Visual Art

249 of 365 – *How to Create a Window of Depth in Photography and Painting

269 of 365 – *Drawing in Perspective

318 of 365 – *Understanding Camera Light Meters and Squinting

322 of 365 – *How to Design with Clouds

332 of 365 – *Diagonal Coincidences and How to Use Them

336 of 365 – *The Frame Forces Relationships in Photography

353 of 365 –*The Best Emotion Provoking Technique for Photography

374. *Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

417. *Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

423. *The Problem with Leading Lines

427. *Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper

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Dynamic Symmetry

Dynamic symmetry is the foundation to all great master art. It helps create unity, movement, and rhythm, and every remarkable master painter used it in their work.

5 of 365 – *Why do They Say it’s a Rule of Thirds Power Point?

6 of 365 – *Composition So Easy a Baby Monkey Could do it

14 of 365 – *The Simplicity & Beauty of Dynamic Symmetry – VISUAL GLOSSARY

63 of 365 –  *Baroque vs. Sinister in Artistic Design – Part I

64 of 365 – *Baroque vs. Sinister in Artistic Design – Magnetic Momentum – Part II

73 of 365 – *GRID DOWNLOAD and USING THE GRID – VIDEO

141 of 365 – *Inspiration from the Grid

155 of 365 – *Composition with Compound Root Rectangles

234 of 365 – The Painters Secret Geometry Giveaway – ##CLOSED##

253 of 365 – *The Perfect Canvas Size for Your Design

270 of 365 – *Using an iPad as a Light Table

340 of 365 – *Dynamic Symmetry Notes

404. *Gustav Klimt Using Dynamic Symmetry, Color, and Patterns

419. *Composition with Overlapping Root Rectangles

428. *Email Q &A: Dynamic Symmetry and Canvas Sizes

431. Dynamic Symmetry: How to Use it in Photography and Painting FREE!

432. *Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

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Golden Section (Phi Ratio)

The golden section has been something held in great regard for centuries and centuries. From ancient times, until now, it still amazes those that take the time to understand it. We can use it in our art to help create harmonic proportions, but it can also be misused as you’ll find out in this section.

60 of 365 – *The Golden Rectangle is not a Slice of Cheese

62 of 365 – *The Golden Rectangle is not a Slice of Cheese – Part II

66 of 365 – *The Golden Ratio is Misunderstood…Again.

69 of 365 – *Phi Ratio and the Close-Minded Professor

70 of 365 – *Timeline of Geometry, Phi, and Design

80 of 365 – Using the Phi Ratio Doesn’t Mean You are Part of a Cult  FREE!

105 of 365 – Phi Lecture by Barnstone Student Ryan Brooker  FREE!

167 of 365 – *Donald Duck and the Golden Ratio

190 of 365PHI CALIPER GIVEAWAY – ##CLOSED##

430. *Email Q & A: What is the Golden Section?

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Analyzed Photographs

Just as we copy the masters to learn more about them, we should also analyze their work to dig deep into the techniques that make their art so remarkable. This goes for photographers, painters, cinematographers…all visual art.

Annie Leibovitz

2 of 365 – Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #1 FREE!

47 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #2

61 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #3

86 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #4

159 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #5

187 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #6

222 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #7

264 of 365 – *Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #8

280 of 365 – Annie Leibovitz 1993 Documentary  FREE!

385. *Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

223 of 365 – *Creating Beautiful Group Photos Like Annie – Part I

224 of 365 – *Creating Beautiful Group Photos Like Annie – Part II

Gregory Crewdson

30 of 365 – *Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #1

117 of 365 – *Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #2

166 of 365 – *Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #3

215 of 365 – *Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #4

More Analyzed Photographs

12 of 365 – *Peter Lippman – ANALYZED PHOTO

72 of 365 – *David Bellemere – ANALYZED PHOTO #1

275 of 365 – *David Bellemere – ANALYZED PHOTO #2

201 of 365 – *Erwin Olaf – ANALYZED PHOTO

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Analyzed Paintings

Georges-Pierre Seurat

23 of 365 – *Georges-Pierre Seurat – ANALYZED PAINTING

67 of 365 – *Georges Seurat Using Phi Calipers

Leonardo Da Vinci

33 of 365 – *Leonardo Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

173 of 365 – *Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

247 of 365 – *Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

303 of 365 – *Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #4

171 of 365 – *Leonardo Da Vinci Using Phi Calipers

Vincent Van Gogh

54 of 365 – *Vincent van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

219 of 365 – *Vincent van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

250 of 365 – *Vincent van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

289 of 365 – *Vincent van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #4

Edgar Degas

114 of 365 – *Degas – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

194 of 365 – *Degas – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

208 of 365 – *Degas – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

65 of 365 – *William-Adolphe Bouguereau – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

107 of 365 – *Bouguereau – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

170 of 365 – *Bouguereau – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

306 of 365 – *Bouguereau Using Phi Calipers

Toulouse Lautrec

79 of 365 – *Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

338 of 365 – *Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

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Caravaggio

100 of 365 – *Caravaggio – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

313 of 365 – *Caravaggio – ANALYZED PAINTING

Pablo Picasso

103 of 365 – *Pablo Picasso – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

138 of 365 – *Pablo Picasso – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

Peter Paul Rubens

124 of 365 – Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #1  FREE!

145 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

180 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

212 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #4

243 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #5

254 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video – Part I

255 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video – Part II

256 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video – Part III

296 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #6

331 of 365 – *Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #7

More Analyzed Artwork

9 of 365 – *Juliette Aristides – ANALYZED DRAWING

131 of 365 – *Juliette Aristides – ANALYZED PAINTING

16 of 365 – *Arantzazu Martinez – ANALYZED PAINTING

37 of 365 – *Frans Snyders – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

40 of 365 – *John Singer Sargent – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

44 of 365 – *Syd McGinley – ANALYZED PAINTING

51 of 365 – *Patinir – ANALYZED PAINTING

58 of 365 – *Pieter Bruegel – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

341 of 365 – *Jan Brueghel the Elder – ANALYZED PAINTING

68 of 365 – *Shen Zhou – ANALYZED PAINTING

75 of 365 – *Claude Joseph Vernet – ANALYZED PAINTING

82 of 365 – *Hugues Merle – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

89 of 365 – *Viggo Johansen – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

121 of 365 – *Viggo Johansen – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

97 of 365 – *Caspar David Friedrich – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

110 of 365 – *Poynter – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

128 of 365 – *Henri Fantin-Latour – ANALYZED PAINTING

135 of 365 – *Hubert Robert – ANALYZED PAINTING

142 of 365 – *Herbert James Draper – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

149 of 365 – *Giorgio Morandi – ANALYZED PAINTING

152 of 365 – *Paxton – ANALYZED PAINTING

156 of 365 – *Johannes Vermeer – ANALYZED PAINTING

163 of 365 – *Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

233 of 365 – *Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

177 of 365 – *Titian – ANALYZED PAINTING

184 of 365 – *Euan Uglow – ANALYZED PAINTING

191 of 365 – *Michelangelo – ANALYZED PAINTING

198 of 365 – *Whistler – ANALYZED PAINTING

205 of 365 – *Gentileschi – ANALYZED PAINTING

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236 of 365 – *Dott Bunn – ANALYZED PAINTING

240 of 365 – *Pierre Auguste Cot – ANALYZED PAINTING

261 of 365 – *Renoir – ANALYZED PAINTING

268 of 365 – *Salvador Dali – ANALYZED PAINTING

271 of 365 – *Raphael – ANALYZED PAINTING

278 of 365 – *Puvis – ANALYZED PAINTING

282 of 365 – *Judith Fritchman – ANALYZED PAINTING

285 of 365 – *Matisse – ANALYZED PAINTING

292 of 365 – *Lucian Freud – ANALYZED PAINTING

299 of 365 – *Tintoretto – ANALYZED PAINTING

310 of 365 – *Delacroix – ANALYZED PAINTING

317 of 365 – *Henrietta Rae – ANALYZED PAINTING

320 of 365 – *John William Waterhouse – ANALYZED PAINTING

324 of 365 – *Jean Leon Gerome – ANALYZED PAINTING

327 of 365 – *George Frederic Watts – ANALYZED PAINTING

334 of 365 – *Rembrandt – ANALYZED PAINTING

345 of 365 – *Solomon Joseph Solomon – ANALYZED PAINTING

348 of 365 – *Thomas Eakins – ANALYZED PAINTING

352 of 365 –*Paul de Vos – ANALYZED PAINTING

355 of 365 – *Gustave Jean Jacquet – ANALYZED PAINTING

359 of 365 – *David Teniers Using Phi Calipers

362 of 365 – *Eugene Romain Thirion – ANALYZED PAINTING

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Analyzed Sculptures

20 of 365 – Laocoon – ANALYZED SCULPTURE  FREE!

229 of 365 – *Jean-Babtiste Carpeaux – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

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Analyzed Cinematography

26 of 365 – Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones) – ANALYZED CINEMA  FREE!

81 of 365 – *Design Being Used in Cinema

267 of 365 – *The Art of the Establishing Shot in Cinema

277 of 365 – *The Art of the Opening Sequence in Cinema

354 of 365 – *Under the Skin – Artistic Cinema Analyzed

401. *Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 – Analyzed Cinema

411. Mr. Robot Creates Visual Tension with Composition Techniques FREE!

418. *The Revenant – ANALYZED CINEMA

421. *Game of Thrones S06E01 – Analyzed Cinema

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Analyzed Video Games

424. *Horizon Zero Dawn – Analyzed Video Game

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Street Photography

Street photography is a very fun genre, so if it excites you, then you’ll definitely find some great techniques in this section. If you’re a painter looking to capture the perfect candid reference photo, you should also check out these articles.

203 of 365 – *Street Photography: When to Crop In & Clone Out – Part I

204 of 365 – *Street Photography: When to Crop In & Clone Out – Part II

216 of 365 – *Photography: Sunny 16 Technique

239 of 365 – *Vivian Maier; Nanny, Recluse, Talented Street Photographer

242 of 365 – *Street Photography Techniques & Inspiration – Part I

244 of 365 – *Street Photography Techniques & Inspiration – Part II

248 of 365 – John Free Street Photography Advice  FREE!

257 of 365 – *A Camera, the Streets & a Lady

276 of 365 – Excellent Street Photography by Alex Webb of Magnum Photos  FREE!

291 of 365 – *Shooting My First Roll of Film: Start to Finish

295 of 365 – *Martin Parr and His Whacky Street Photography Style

312 of 365 – *Joel Meyerowitz Photography – The Street is Delicious

323 of 365 – *The Elite Photographers of Magnum Photos

328 of 365 – *Seven Techniques to Become a Surrealist Street Photographer

337 of 365 – *Fred Herzog and His Color Theory

370. Color Theory, Monet, and Bruno Barbey – Part I FREE!

371. *Color Theory, Monet, and Bruno Barbey – Part II

372. 40 Street Photography Tips from Brutal Self Critiquing – Part I FREE!

373. *40 Street Photography Tips from Brutal Self Critiquing – Part II

375.Taking One Photo with William Eggleston FREE!

376. NEW Flickr Street Photography Account FREE!

379. The Fading Giants of Magnum Photos FREE!

395. *The Secret to Josef Koudelka’s Best Photo Compositions

399. Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers in Street Photography FREE!

400. * Top 10 Color Street Photographers – with Color Theory

402. *Garry Winogrand and His Photography Compositions

412. *Spontaneity Realized in Street Photography

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Everything Henri Cartier Bresson

41 of 365 – *Henri Cartier-Bresson Using the Grid

45 of 365 – *Bresson Quoting Bonnard about Instinct

116 of 365 – The Impassioned Eye with Henri Cartier-Bresson  FREE!

226 of 365 – Henri Cartier-Bresson – ANALYZED PHOTO  FREE!

232 of 365 – *The Man Who Taught Bresson Geometry

252 of 365 – Henri Cartier-Bresson Quote FREE!

286 of 365 – *Henri Cartier-Bresson: Just Plain Love

314 of 365 – *What if Bresson didn’t Shoot with a Leica?

366. Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response) FREE!

368. Film Photography Inspired by Bresson (Waikiki Meetup) FREE!

374. *Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

381. How Tall was Henri Cartier-Bresson? FREE!

410. *Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

414. *Bresson’s Most Misconceived Quote

434. *Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed

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Color Theory

Color plays a great deal in our art and in this section you’ll learn how it can positively or negatively impact your art. You’ll also learn about color harmony and how to easily analyze it in a photo.

178 of 365 – *Photography: Should I Convert to Black & White or Keep it Color – Part I

179 of 365 – *Photography: Should I Convert to Black & White or Keep it Color – Part II

181 of 365 – *Photography: Should I Convert to Black & White or Keep it Color – Part III

183 of 365 – *Photography: Should I Convert to Black & White or Keep it Color – Part IV

337 of 365 – *Fred Herzog and His Color Theory

370. Color Theory, Monet, and Bruno Barbey – Part I FREE!

371. *Color Theory, Monet, and Bruno Barbey – Part II

400. * Top 10 Color Street Photographers

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Philosophy

In this section you’ll here my outlook on life and art. Everyone has an opinion, and I’m hoping mine will inspire you to create more art and not worry about what others think.

52 of 365 – The Future of Design in Art  FREE!

94 of 365 – *Big Names Working the Scene in Photography

96 of 365 – Happy New Year Artists!  FREE!

101 of 365 – Surfing is an Art  FREE!

108 of 365 – *Art from Intuition

111 of 365 – *The Shock and Awe in Art

112 of 365 – The Desolate Arcade  FREE!

123 of 365 – Timing is Everything  FREE!

126 of 365 – Boxing is an Art  FREE!

133 of 365 – *Be Original

143 of 365 – Good or Great Photography  FREE!

146 of 365 – Technology Fails Design  FREE!

153 of 365 – Composition in Painting and Photography is Essential  FREE!

165 of 365 – *Pitfalls of Photography

174 of 365 – Odometer vs Facebook Likes  FREE!

176 of 365 – Artistic Composition is a Choice  FREE!

188 of 365 – The Painful Puzzle  FREE!

199 of 365 – Art: Learn to Roll with the Punches  FREE!

202 of 365 – Drowning in the Rat Race  FREE!

207 of 365 – Designing is for Weirdos  FREE!

211 of 365 – Focus Your Artistic Efforts and Excel  FREE!

213 of 365 – What Happened to Our Free Time  FREE!

225 of 365 – Art and Pandering to the Masses  FREE!

262 of 365 – Find a Happy Balance  FREE!

273 of 365 – Camera Gear is Based on a Matter of Purpose and Quality  FREE!

279 of 365 – Campfire’s and Camping Nowadays  FREE!

284 of 365 – Bat Boy Syndrome and Remarkable Art  FREE!

288 of 365 – Do What You Love – Follow Your Passion  FREE!

294 of 365 – Life is Like a Cinnamon Roll  FREE!

297 of 365 – World Desensitization  FREE!

300 of 365 – The Old Masters, Standing in Awe  FREE!

301 of 365 – Look at that Camera, You’re Not a Serious Photographer  FREE!

305 of 365 – The Perception of Spoken Words  FREE!

315 of 365 – Art, Social Media, and the Empire State Building  FREE!

321 of 365 – Couch Potato or Master Painter  FREE!

326 of 365 – Modern Day Slavery  FREE!

329 of 365 – The Ignorant Teapot Calling the Kettle Black  FREE!

343 of 365 – Schools are Factories for Obedience  FREE!

388. Your Portfolio is like a Window for Shoppers FREE!

390. Child Prodigy of Painting, Photography, or Mastering Composition FREE!

384. Would You Cease to Exist if Facebook Disappeared? FREE!

397. Peer Pressure Can Make You Sharp or Dull FREE!

407. Can an Artist be Born a Genius FREE!

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Inspiration

This section speaks for itself. Inspiration is great fuel to to anyone who has realized their fire is not burning as bright as it could be.

77 of 365 – Gregory Crewdson Documentary  FREE!

84 of 365 – Seth Godin on Mentorship  FREE!

87 of 365 – *Romance of the Triangle in Visual Art

95 of 365 – A Painter Finding His Way with Composition  FREE!

118 of 365 – The War of Art with Steven Pressfield  FREE!

120 of 365 –  Share the Secrets of Design with Myron Barnstone  FREE!

132 of 365 – Say Hello to Other Artists  FREE!

134 of 365 – *Conceptual Photographers and Compositing

139 of 365 – Alfred Stiegletz Documentary  FREE!

140 of 365 – Learning Art from Those Before Us  FREE!

144 of 365 – *Camera Obscura

154 of 365 – Einstein’s Struggle  FREE!

157 of 365 – *Music can Inspire the Mood of Your Image

158 of 365 – What Makes a Painting Valuable  FREE!

164 of 365 – Anatomy by Robert Beverly Hale  FREE!

168 of 365 – *The Creative Brain

172 of 365 – *Becoming a Master Photographer

185 of 365 – Alan Watts – If Money Were No Object  FREE!

186 of 365 – Forging Masterpieces  FREE!

192 of 365 – Photography: Stretch Before You Exercise  FREE!

193 of 365 – *The Conceptual Photos in Your Mind

195 of 365 – Can the Untrained Eye Recognize Design  FREE!

196 of 365 – Tom Keating on Master Painting  FREE!

197 of 365 – Art: Getting Your Money’s Worth  FREE!

200 of 365 – Web Art Academy Lessons  FREE!

206 of 365 – Oil Painting Realism  FREE!

214 of 365 – Insights on Landscape Photography  FREE!

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217 of 365 – *Hannibal Inspired Color Grading in Photoshop

220 of 365 – *The Story of Vincent van Gogh

227 of 365 – How Inspiration Fades in Photography  FREE!

230 of 365 *Inspiration from Greek Mythology – Part I

231 of 365 – *Inspiration from Greek Mythology – Part II

237 of 365 – If Van Gogh had a Facebook Page in 1887  FREE!

245 of 365 – *Using Your DSLR as a FILM Camera

246 of 365 – *Andrew Wyeth & The Forgotten Stories

251 of 365 – *Pablo Picasso: The Power of Art – video

259 of 365 – *Salvador Dali – Modern Masters

260 of 365 – *Center Composition with Stanley Kubrick

263 of 365 – *Using a UV Filter for Photography Lighting Effects

265 of 365 – The Quest to Replicate Nature in Technology  FREE!

266 of 365 – Johannes Vermeer – The Master of Light  FREE!

272 of 365 – *Buying a Wide Angle Lens: What I Didn’t Know

281 of 365 – *10 Tips on How to Enjoy a Museum

283 of 365 – *How to Spot Design Clues in a Museum

287 of 365 – *Learning to Look and Like with Avigdor Arikha

293 of 365 – *Ansel Adams: Love for Music, Photography, and Life

298 of 365 – *The Artistic Journey of Henri Matisse

302 of 365 – *Classical vs. Romantic Artistic Style

304 of 365 – *Pablo Picasso and His Drama Filled Life

307 of 365 – *Silver Printing: Method vs Imagery

308 of 365 – *Hitler’s Nazi Museum of Stolen Paintings

309 of 365 – Promoting Great Art and Composition  FREE!

316 of 365 – *M.C. Escher and his Fantastically Unique Artwork

325 of 365 – *Four Fun Lighting and DOF techniques

330 of 365 – *Real Talk About Learning from the Masters

333 of 365 – *How to Succeed as a Photographer

335 of 365 – Jim Carrey: Inspiration from a Goofball  FREE!

342 of 365 – *How to Combine Old and New Art Techniques

344 of 365 – *Looking at Your Old Photographs with a New Eye

346 of 365 – *Paul Cezanne and His Artistic Journey

349 of 365 – Christina’s World Stuck in a Corner at the MoMA  FREE!

350 of 365 – Karl Blossfeldt and His Artistic Representation of Nature  FREE!

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351 of 365 – *Harold Speed Notes

356 of 365 – *Photography Inspired by Andrew Wyeth & The Kuerner Farm

358 of 365 – *Toulouse Lautrec and His Artistic Journey

360 of 365 – *Photography Exercise to Quickly See a Design

361 of 365 – *Create Double Exposures with Film, Digital, and Photoshop

363 of 365 – *Vermeer’s Secret Life

364 of 365 – *The Symbolic Objects in Art: Yesterday & Today

365 of 365 – Day 365 of 365, it’s Time to Celebrate!

367. Moving to Hawaii to Pursue Photography and Composition FREE!

369. Myron Barnstone Interview: A Journey to Find the Techniques of Design FREE!

377. How Picasso Found Subject Matter for his Painting FREE!

378. *Successful Painters that Don’t Draw Well

380. Top 10 Free Books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art FREE!

383. 5 Reasons Why Scanning Your Own Film is Better FREE!

386. Printmaking Artist Gustave Dore FREE!

387. Harold Speed: Drawing with Dither FREE!

389. Photography Composition with Cutouts Transforms Landmarks FREE!

391.*Egon Schiele Expressive Nudes Documentary

392. Losing a Hard Drive Full of Photos was Gut Wrenching FREE!

393. *Learning to Draw Better: My New Year’s Resolution

394. *5 Books Every Artist Needs for Mastering Composition

398. When a Photo Becomes Reality: Losing a Loved One FREE!

405. *Composition and Your Profile Picture

406. *Correcting Degas’ Painting Composition

408. *Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

409. *Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

413. *The Late Drawings of Picasso

415. An Update to My Artistic Journey FREE!

416. *Photography Composition & Design – New Book Sneak Peek

420. Rest In Peace Myron Barnstone – 10.29.16 FREE!

425. Virtual Mentors to Inspire Your Artistic Journey FREE!

426. *Stanley Kubrick’s Best Photographs

429. “Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography FREE!

433. My $200 Pencil Sharpener for Drawing FREE!

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Quotes

Allow these amazing quotes from masters inspire your work. Let them propel you forward!

106 of 365 – *Edward Weston Quote on Photography Composition

129 of 365 – *Pierre Bonnard Quote

136 of 365 – Joe McNally Photography Quote  FREE!

150 of 365 *Kenyon Cox Quote

162 of 365 – *Leonardo Da Vinci Quote

182 of 365 – *Cezanne Quote

218 of 365 – *Bouguereau Quote

221 of 365 – *Vincent van Gogh Quote

235 of 365 –*Edgar Degas Quote #1

241 of 365 – Steve Jobs Quote  FREE!

258 of 365 – *Henri Matisse Quote

274 of 365 – *Pablo Picasso Quote

290 of 365Edgar Degas Quote #2  FREE!

311 of 365 – *Harold Speed Quote

319 of 365 – Bouguereau Quote 2  FREE!

339 of 365 – Van Gogh Quote #2  FREE!

347 of 365 – Edgar Degas Quote #3  FREE!

357 of 365 – *Odd Nerdrum Quote

382. Leonardo Da Vinci Quote, Picasso Master Copy, and Tiny Habits FREE!

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