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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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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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Becoming a Master Photographer

172/365 When we talk about amateurs, professionals, or masters, we are referring to their ability to simplify complex scenes in order to communicate them with clarity and harmony. When you’re not incorporating multiple design techniques into an image you will not achieve the results of a professional, let alone a master. For instance, if you...

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Caspar David Friedrich – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

97/365 Today we are analyzing an abstract landscape painting by Caspar David Friedrich. I was introduced to his work  a while back on Flickr and have been a fan ever since. Let’s take a look at his design techniques and what we can learn from this master....

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A Painter Finding His Way with Composition

95/365 Here’s a BLOG by Harry Robertson where he demonstrates how he’s constructing his painting by using geometry. I give him kudos for even mentioning geometry. Now let me say first off that he is a talented painter, far better than I will ever achieve, but that doesn’t mean I can’t intelligently critique his composition. A composition
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Big Names Working the Scene in Photography

94/365 There are quite a few well-known artists that reach a certain level in their career where they are content with their output. They can teach beginners very well. They may inspire you as you are starting out, but where do you look afterwards when you reach their level and want to keep pushing further?...

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Composition Techniques – Filter What you Find – Part II

93/365 As you know, with most things in life, you need to be able to decide what makes sense, what’s real/fake, misleading, or what truly inspires. You need to filter what you find on the internet these days, especially when it comes to composition because there is a huge confusion in this area alone....

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Follow the Rule of Thirds

92/365 Yes, that’s right, follow the rule of thirds. It’s simple, it’s easy to comprehend, it’s magical to some, and many artists use it to position their sailboats and lighthouses. If you are looking for all of these things, as well as mediocre compositions, be my guest. Some of you out there may be content...

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Composition Techniques – Filter What You Find – Part I

91/365 If you’ve been following the 365 up to this point, you should be able to filter the good information from the bad. In this first video he touches on some important topics, though he also touches on the rule of thirds…a weak tool for excellent compositions....

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Viggo Johansen – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

89/365 Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone!!! I figured this would be the perfect painting to analyze for today. This one is by Viggo Johansen, a Danish painter, who really captured the spirit of Christmas and family. Let’s see which design techniques he uses in his work....

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