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The Leibovitz Recipe – Number One – Figure-Ground Relationship

#466 Much love for all of the amazing support you guys! It’s much appreciated as always! Welcome back to another great article. This time we are going to take a close look at Annie Leibovitz’s number one technique that makes her images successful. The technique is figure-ground relationship (FGR), which we’ve covered extensively throughout the...

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One Second Color Correction with Annie Leibovitz Photos

#455 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are all doing well. Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to look at a “quick and dirty” color correction technique that I use a ton when editing photos in Photoshop. We’ll apply this one-second technique to Annie Leibovitz’s photos since she...

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Street Photography Techniques Used for Fashion Photos

#447 Welcome back everyone and thanks for all of the amazing support. I appreciate it so much! Today we are going to be taking a look at the way street photography techniques can be used for fashion photography. I can emphasize enough how street photography is great practice for all kinds of photography….wedding, travel, and...

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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

#442 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...

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

#440 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...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

#417 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...

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Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

#385 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...

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Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

#374 In the following interview we can hear Henri Cartier-Bresson being asked (at 34:45 min) how Matisse and Bonnard influenced his work. He replied, “”My nourishment comes from them.” But as we take a look at the following examples, we’ll see that Bresson also picked up some knowledge of separating the shapes within his photos. We’ll take a...

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The Best Emotion Provoking Technique for Photography

353/365 So far we’ve covered plenty of techniques to get you started on your own masterpiece. Yet, there are three techniques which directly provoke an emotional response within the viewer. Which one’s are they? Well, that’s what we are going to cover in today’s article. Join me, and let’s see what else we can learn...

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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #8

264/365 Today we have an in-depth look at this iconic photography by Annie Leibovitz. This is John Lennon with his wife Yoko Ono…hours before he died from multiple bullet wounds. You can read the whole story here. So let’s remain focussed and take a close look at what makes this photo work…detached from the tragic story....

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