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Moving to Hawaii to Pursue Photography and Composition

Well, as some of you may or may not know, I have finally moved back to Hawaii (March 2015). This is where my journey to learn more about composition and design started. When I was doing google searches on the Golden Section and stumbled upon Myron Barnstone’s videos. It’s great to be back, and I
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How to Design with Clouds

322/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we’ve got a great article which digs deep into those fluffy, white things in the sky…clouds. We will see how the masters used them not only to represent the atmosphere, but also to help their design by creating movement and guiding the viewers eyes through the composition. Let’s get started!...

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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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How to Spot Design Clues in a Museum

283/365 So just how do you spot a designed painting within a museum? What clues can  you look for? Well, most paintings from the late 1800’s and earlier have some sort of design within them…whether it be built with a grid, ellipses, gamut, or arabesques. Without getting deep into analyzing a painting, there are very...

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10 Tips on How to Enjoy a Museum

281/365 Hey everyone, thanks for joining in on today’s article! Also, thanks for all of the continued support! I really appreciate it. Today we are going to go over some of the things I do to enjoy each museum I go to. Just showing up to the museum without preparation can make you miss some...

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Buying a Wide Angle Lens: What I Didn’t Know

272/365 Welcome back everyone! Wide angle lenses are great, and they can be used to capture extremely different perspectives of scenes that you’re use to seeing. But there are some nuances to be aware of before you spend your money on one…especially if you’re use to a 50mm lens like I am....

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Drawing in Perspective

269/365 How’s everyone today? Designing your hearts out?? I’ve got a great collection of videos, illustrations, and even a couple of samples of my drawings from the Barnstone Studios. This collection of various artists will provide you with inspiration as well as guidance in understanding and incorporating superior perspective into your design. Let’s get started!...

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Using Your DSLR Camera as a Film Camera

245/365 Hello everyone, welcome back! If this is your first time here, welcome! Today I have a fun POV video that shows you how to use your DSLR camera as if it were a FILM camera. Have you ever wandered what it was like to shoot film, but never had the money to buy a new...

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Jean-Babtiste Carpeaux – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

229/365 Hey everyone, today we are take a look at Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux amazing sculpture of Ugolino and His Sons, 1860. It’s created after the story of when Ugolino is condemned to die of starvation. His children and grandchildren beg him to eat them so he can survive, but he yields to the temptation. Pretty cool story which you can...

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Share the Secrets of Design with Myron Barnstone

120/365 As some of you may know, my mentor Myron Barnstone, announced his soft retirement recently (He’ll still be teaching to select students from his home). I moved from Hawaii in May 2013 to come and study with him, where I was fortunate enough to squeeze in two semesters. January 18th, 2014 Myron did his
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