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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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Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 – Analyzed Cinema

Welcome back everyone! Thanks for all of the continued support! I was recently inspired by an old 1979 movie and thought it would be a great way to show how design is used in cinema. This excellent movie is called “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” which was directed by one of my fave’s, Werner Herzog. I’m not...

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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master composition
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Egon Schiele Expressive Nudes Documentary

Today we have an inspiring look at Egon Schiele and his provocative and expressive nude paintings. The first time I heard of his name was in Myron Barnstone’s Drawing Class. He analyzed some of his works and showed how he was using the same composition and design techniques as the masters. What techniques was he using?...

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Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

Today we are taking a look at an exciting, galactic new series of work by Annie Leibovitz. We’ll look closely at her design and composition used in Star Wars to see if she’s still applying her techniques like a master. Does she just show up and press the button or is everything planned down to the...

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Successful Painters that Don’t Draw Well

As most artists do when they are learning, they turn to the masters for a shred of insight on technique and composition. Anything to help them get past their stumbling block. Well, today’s article might give you a glimpse of hope if you are wanting to paint or draw more. Even if you are a well...

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