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Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed

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 and...

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Bresson’s Most Misconceived Quote

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, but...

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Spontaneity Realized in Street Photography

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

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

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 Winogrand
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Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

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 look...

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Film Photography Inspired by Bresson (Waikiki Meetup)

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 every
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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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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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The Elite Photographers of Magnum Photos

323/365 Today we have a great documentary as well as a look at some of the most influential members of Magnum Photos. If you aren’t familiar with Magnum photos, you’ll know all you need after today. Let’s take a look and see how they are itching to change their vision to attract cutting edge photographers...

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