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The Art of the Establishing Shot in Cinema

267/365 Welcome back everyone! Today I wanted to cover the magic of the establishing shot. A technique you can use in cinema or photography to establish the surroundings of a developing scene. I found a nice video showing them in motion, and I’ll also provide plenty of still shots so you’ll be confident enough to...

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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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Get Familiar with Your Photographic Environment

119/365 Hey everyone, how’s the art and designing going so far? Any troubles, let me know and I’ll try to help out. Much love for all of the continued support!...

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One or Many Focal Points in Art?

109/365 Hello everyone, welcome back, and thanks for all of the support so far. Much love! So, we ask the big question today. Should a photo, movie scene, or painting only have one focal point? Ever since I found this BLOG asking the question, I had to dig deeper into the subject. At first thought I was thinking...

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Art from Intuition

108/365 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in again. I really hope everyone is getting some use out of the material throughout this blog. Keep showing the love because it’s much appreciated! Ok, so let’s get into it… If you want to see the difference between understanding design principles and doing art solely on intuition,...

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Edward Weston Quote on Photography Composition

106/365 Edward Weston was a well known photographer who lived 1886-1958. Most of his remarkable work is of abstract nudes. I found a quote by him that I thought was worth mentioning, and when I did more research, I discovered a video that was worth sharing....

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Breathing Room – Art Balance from Top to Bottom – Part II

104/365 Now let’s take a look at some art that could benefit from better balance including Breathing Room and Gazing Direction. The originals will come first as they did above, then I will attempt to adjust them in Photoshop to have better balance by using these techniques....

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Breathing Room – Art Balance from Top to Bottom – Part I

  102/365 Just as Gazing Direction helps the balance of an image, primarily left to right, Breathing Room affects the balance as well. This time primarily top to bottom. You may find you do this naturally in your art, but being aware of it can help you take control of the balance found in your...

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Surfing is an Art

101/365 Surfing is an art. It’s gotta be! Anytime you have to struggle so much in order to see progress it’s gotta be art. It’s something to be learned, honed, practiced, and polished. It’s not a skill you are naturally born with and it can be a huge challenge and choppy journey before you are
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Happy New Year Artists!

96/365 It’s a New Year, and that means a new beginning…for most anyway. This is the case for myself and this project. Moving forward I will no longer mention the rule of thirds (this explains the rush of ROT articles). There’s a saying “no sense in beating a dead horse,” and that’s what I feel
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