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The Artistic Journey of Henri Matisse

298/365 We’ve got a closer look at Henri Matisse today. A great documentary about his life as an artist, some examples of his work, and lots of commentary. Learn more about this master painters life and let it inspire your artistic journey!...

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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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Creating Great Group Photos Like Annie – Part II

224/365 Welcome back to the second part of this group photo extravaganza! We continue from yesterday on how to arrange a large group of people for your art, and put an end to the curiosity circling the elegantly designed photos of Annie Leibovitz and her team. Today we are taking a closer look at examples, so you...

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Vincent Van Gogh Quote

221/365 Welcome back everyone, we have one more Van Gogh article in this 3-day marathon. Hope you are getting some inspiration from him so far. Today we are taking a look at one of his quotes. One that seems to hit home and touch on an important topic for us artists....

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Hannibal Inspired Color Grading in Photoshop

217/365 Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m excited to finally release this Hannibal inspired color grading action for Photoshop. I really love this TV series for the composition, lighting, drama, dialogue…and coloring. It took me a while after trying different variations, layers, until I finally figured out the recipe….well, very close to it anyway. I’ll show...

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Photography: Sunny 16 Technique

216/365 Welcome back you guys! How’s the composition and designing going? Hopefully well! Today we are taking a look at an old rule of thumb called the “Sunny 16“. It was created back in the old days before cameras were equipped with metering systems and some people still use it as a guideline today. But...

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Light Falloff and the Inverse Square Law – Part II

210/365 We are back with more lighting action! This is the continuation of yesterday’s article where we saw how light works through fun examples. By now you surely have a greater understanding of things, but if you are still craving for more info, this second part of the series might blow your mind. Lots of...

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Oil Painting Realism

206/365 A while ago I stumbled across this great series on oil painting. This is called “The Carder Method” by Mark Carder of Draw Mix Paint. He was inspired by John Singer Sargent and analyzed his method of painting. Throughout the videos you’ll learn how to stretch your own canvas, mix oil paints, use mediums,
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Gentileschi – ANALYZED PAINTING

205/365 Hey everyone, how’s the designing going?? Today we are taking a look at one of the very few female painters from the 1600’s. Artemisia Gentileschi (Don’t worry, I thought this was a Caravaggio too!) achieved some great paintings in a time when being a woman painter was not widely accepted. She would usually paint...

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Street Photography: When to Crop In and Clone Out – Part II

204/365 Welcome back to the continuation of yesterday’s article. Today we’ll be going over more street photography fun and learning when we can clone out some distractions without losing that candid quality we all have grown to love....

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