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Email Q & A: What is the Golden Section

Hello everyone, thanks for all of the continued support and love! Much appreciated as always! I didn’t think I’d be doing another Q & A so soon, but this one turned into a long discussion about the definition of the golden section. It sprouted from some confusion from a Myron Barnstone video, so I’m glad we...

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Composition with Overlapping Root Rectangles

Hi everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the great emails, comments, and gratitude I receive every day. Today we are going to cover a topic that sparked my interest ever since I analyzed a Klimt painting (see #404). He composed...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are applied...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

This is for the street photographers out there that are still on the fence about Dynamic Symmetry, or “geometry,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. There’s always been a kind of disconnect from street photography and using dynamic symmetry grids for composition, but this article reveals the link to uniting them....

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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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Correcting Degas’ Painting Composition

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m finally up and moving about from my death bed (dang flu!). Seriously the most immobilizing thing I’ve ever been through, but I survived (cough cough). We’ve got a fun article today where we can see how even a master such as Edgar Degas can improve their painting composition. We’ll see...

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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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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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Myron Barnstone Interview: A Journey to Find the Techniques of Design

Mastering Composition is no easy feat, but Myron Barnstone has done an excellent job of sharing the design techniques used by master painters, and making it understandable so others can employ it into their art. Please enjoy this amazing interview with Myron describing his artistic journey, providing guidance, and telling humorous anecdotes.

Film Photography Inspired by Bresson (Waikiki Meetup)

Film is Definitely Not Dead! This group (on Facebook) is for all of you film photographers who are very familiar with digital photography, but love the process of film. From the click of the shutter, loading film, and developing. Small digital cameras can be used, but please no “chimping” (looking at your LCD after every
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