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Losing a Hard Drive Full of Photos was Gut Wrenching

There’s nothing more gut wrenching than losing a hard drive full of precious photographs and memorabilia you’ve collected throughout the years. It would most likely be less painful if your arm was slowly chopped off with a butter knife. Today we’re going to look at the damage of losing two massive hard drives, and saving three…all
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Your Portfolio is like a Window for Shoppers

If people are window shopping they need to see something that is unique and captivating…or at least something that they are interested in. Like a nice cool, refreshing Shave Ice (seen above). This is why so many companies spend so much time designing their window displays. It’s their chance to lure the customer in to
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Would You Cease to Exist if Facebook Disappeared?

What if your Facebook account suddenly disappeared? Hacked, gone, deleted forever! Would you cease to exist? Many people invest so much time and money, socializing and promoting their precious Facebook page that they would probably feel like their whole life ended if anything were to happen to it (also see Day 174). We all have them right? I do, but
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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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Moving to Hawaii to Pursue Photography and Composition

Well, as some of you may or may not know, I have finally moved back to Hawaii (March 2015). This is where my journey to learn more about composition and design started. When I was doing google searches on the Golden Section and stumbled upon Myron Barnstone’s videos. It’s great to be back, and I
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Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response)

Hey everyone, this is a video response to an email by Andras who is a Master Pass member. I thought it would be great to help explain these design techniques, which can be applied to photography or painting, to him as well as other artists. I will go over the important techniques of mastering composition,
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Day 365 of 365, it’s Time to Celebrate!

I made it!!! Today marks the final day of the 365 project! I would be lying if I said it wasn’t tough. Cold winters trapping me indoors, moving, reducing hours at work to continue the project, car breaking down, malicious hackers…this project has consumed a year and a half of my life, so I can
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The Symbolic Objects in Art: Yesterday & Today

364/365 Oh no, it’s almost the end! Fear not, we’ve got a great article today about symbolic objects you can use in your art. Whether it’s a painting, drawing, or photo, these objects of yesterday and today can add deeper meaning into your work. It’s super fun to see what modern symbolic objects I’ve put...

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Vermeer’s Secret Life

363/365 We’ve got a great look at Vermeer’s life today and it is a bit more mysterious than most of us know. We’ll find out how he died and why he was considered to be mad. Oh yeah, and his family…who would’ve thought, by looking at his paintings, that he was related to a bunch...

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