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Photography Exercise to Quickly See a Design

360/365 It’s extremely important to practice techniques and hone your artistic skills as much as possible. Similar to how a boxer does with a speed bag. If we are to use these skills quickly, when we need them, we will have to practice, practice, practice. But what if you can’t get out to take photos?...

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Under the Skin – Artistic Cinema Analyzed

354/365 Today we have an awesome look at a very artistic movie that came out recently. The movie is “Under the Skin” directed by Jonathan Glazer. He’s done a couple movies prior to this one, but none as artistic. In fact, he’s created something Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch would be proud of! Let’s take a...

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Karl Blossfeldt and His Artistic Representation of Nature

350/365 Today we are going to take a look at some work by Karl Blossfeldt, whose work was original for his time, and served as a tool to educate the world. I remember seeing the image above in a slide from The Barnstone Studios, but I didn’t make the connection until I was going through
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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video Part II

255/365 Ok, I’ve got part two of the video series for you! We’ll continue to get inside the head of Rubens, a very talented master painter.  We’ll be covering several other techniques throughout this video series, including the 90 degree angle, the ellipse, enclosures, and more! Let’s deconstruct the masterful composition and gain insight on the design process of Rubens....

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Figure Ground Relationship – Proper Use Will Define Your Subject

22/365 Part II Now let’s see some great examples of typical figure ground relationship (FGR)….light figure on a dark background, or dark figure on a light background. The form of the figure plays a role in it as well. We will cover silhouettes below, but for now take a look at the image below by...

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Figure Ground Relationship in Photography and Painting

21/365 Part I Figure Ground Relationship (Gestalt Psychology principle) is a clear distinction between figure (subject) and ground (background). A light figure on a dark background, or a dark figure on a light background….that’s the clearest possible way to define your subject, and that’s what you should strive for....

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