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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

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...

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

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,...

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

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
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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support as always! I truly appreciate everyone! We’ve got a great painting by Toulouse Lautrec that we are going to be analyzing today. We’ll see how he uses design techniques like, figure-ground relationship, dynamic symmetry, arabesques, and gamut to create his masterpiece. We’ll also take a...

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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it, I...

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The Problem with Leading Lines

Welcome back everyone! As always, I thank you for all of the support. Much love for everything! Today we are going to be taking a look at the well known photography term “Leading Lines,” and why we need to strike it from our artistic vocabulary. Ok, maybe I’m being too dramatic, but we definitely need...

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Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at using printed grids to organize your composition on the LCD of a Micro Four Thirds Camera. I’m also able to share some printable grids for created by a Master Pass member. Let’s see which grids we can use to master our composition...

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

Hello to all the amazing artists out there! Today we have an exciting article that digs deep into the awesome and masterful compositions of Odd Nerdrum. Who is he? Well, I think he’s a living master, and in this article you’ll see why. He may have some questionably “odd” imagery, but he also has some ingenious compositions...

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Score Your Compositions

Welcome back everyone, I’ve got a fun little article today! After watching the video below, which asks the question, “why is modern art so bad,” I was inspired to create a way to score composition. Of course, only someone trained in design (this could be you) will understand the techniques well enough to identify them,
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Garry Winogrand and His Photography Compositions

Hello to all of the artists out there, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support with everything, I really appreciate it! Today we are going to take a look at a well known photographer by the name of Garry Winogrand. He was one of the most prolific shooters to ever roam the streets...

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