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  • The Masterful Set Designs of Mary Howard
    Welcome back everyone, much love for the continued support! Today we are going be looking at the amazing set designs by Mary Howard. You may not have heard of her, but you have definitely seen her beautiful work. She is one of the set designers for Annie Leibovitz! Set design may not sound interesting, but […]

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Proof that Henri Cartier-Bresson used Dynamic Symmetry in Photography – 4K Video

#472 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are all well! Huge thanks for all of the continued support, you are all amazing! Today we are going to do a video follow up to the most recent videos of Henri Cartier-Bresson (see #460), and a refresher of these articles (see Day 232 and #410). This video
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Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed

#434 Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for the tremendous support! I’m so appreciative of everything and you are the reason this site is still up and available for artists to learn from. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most famous photographs. We’ll see the original negative...

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Bresson’s Most Misconceived Quote

#414 Hello to all of you amazing Master Pass members, welcome back! Huge thanks and appreciation for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a closer look at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most misconceived quote. It relates to the ever popular concept of “working the scene,” which I think serves a purpose at times,...

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Spontaneity Realized in Street Photography

#412 Welcome back everyone! Huge thanks to all of the Master Pass members for supporting the blog! Today we are going to cover something that is an important part of street photography. We can easily identify the spontaneity of a street photo and put us in the shoes of the photographer. Let’s get started!...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

#410 This is for the street photographers out there that are still on the fence about Dynamic Symmetry, or “geometry,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. There’s always been a kind of disconnect from street photography and using dynamic symmetry grids for composition, but this article reveals the link to uniting them....

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5 Reasons Why Scanning Your Own Film is Better [Great Tips!]

#383 This article is for anyone curious about scanning their own film…or knowing how we’ve all been duped when sending it to the lab. I’ll also be showing plenty of examples, some of my new scans, and even a new challenge/commitment to myself. One which was inspired by the Master photographers of Magnum Photos…heck, even Garry
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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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Film Photography Inspired by Bresson (Waikiki Meetup)

#368 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
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Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response)

#366 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
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Seven Techniques to Become a Surrealist Street Photographer

328/365 Well, today we have a fun one for all of you artistic street photographers out there! Henri Cartier Bresson always claimed to be a Surrealist Photographer, but how could he accomplish something like this on the streets? How can any street photographer for that matter? We can’t manipulate things like Dali or Magritte. Worry...

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