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What if Bresson Didn’t Shoot with a Leica?

314/365 What if Henri Cartier-Bresson didn’t shoot with a Leica? Would there be the following there is today? Does it really matter what camera you use to capture your photography? So many questions to be answered in today’s article!...

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Learning to Look and Like with Avigdor Arikha

287/365 While viewing the documentary shown in yesterday’s article (see Day 286), I was hit with a bit of inspiration from  Avigdor Arikha, another well known artist. His crazy self portraits, and other interesting subject matter can be seen as well as his commentary on drawing and the ability to look. If you can’t learn to look,...

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Bresson Quoting Bonnard about Instinct

45/365 If you haven’t already heard of Henri Cartier Bresson, you should look him up. He’s now passed away, but remains to be a huge inspiration to many photographers. He was fortunate enough to capture some intimate moments with world leaders, celebrities, and artists including Mattise, and Bonnard.  Bresson, being trained by the accomplished cubist...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Using the Grid

41/365 Do you think a master of photography would be using the rule of thirds? Give me a break! One look at his images and you will see a difference between  a rule of thirds image and a designed image. Henri Cartier-Bresson was a master at composition and he incorporated design and geometry into all...

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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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What Makes Me an Expert on Composition?

3/365 Why should you even consider my opinion? Well first off, I’m not an expert. Da Vinci was, Degas was, Bougureau was, Corot was…not me. But I have studied the subject of composition and design extensively…and still feel like it’s something that was kept secret from everyone. The more I investigated and learned about design,
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