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    #494 Welcome back everyone! Huge thanks for all of the awesome support, you’re truly appreciated! Today we are going to be deconstructing the remarkable photos of fashion photographer, Paolo Roversi. We’ll look close at his design techniques and unique artistic style (see Day 122), then discover the secret recipe to his best photos. We’ll also see […]

Color Theory Inspired by Birds

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Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the support!

Today we are going to be taking a very close look at birds for color theory, and comparing them to famous photos and paintings. Doing this will allow us to learn and be inspired by Mother Nature. Connecting the dots between natural color theory, and applying it in our own art. Let’s get into it!

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Paolo Roversi Photography Analyzed [7 Techniques]

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Welcome back everyone! Huge thanks for all of the awesome support, you’re truly appreciated!

Today we are going to be deconstructing the remarkable photos of fashion photographer, Paolo Roversi. We’ll look close at his design techniques and unique artistic style (see Day 122), then discover the secret recipe to his best photos.

We’ll also see how we can take an Annie Leibovitz photo, and recreate it with the Roversi aesthetic. This includes a Photoshop file download to show you how it was achieved. Let’s get into it!

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Sylvette David: The Inspiring Muse of Pablo Picasso

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Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support, I appreciate all of you!

Today we are learning about Picasso, and his relationship with Sylvette David (a.k.a Lydia Corbett). She was Picasso’s muse during the Spring of 1954, and the subject of one of my favorite Picasso drawings…and get this…she’s still alive today!

Why was Picasso so intrigued by her? Did Picasso take advantage of her innocence? Did they fall in love? Let’s answer all of these juicy questions, and see what she’s up to today!

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How the Subject’s Gaze Can Control the Frame

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Both photographs by Annie Leibovitz.

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another insightful article! Thanks a ton for all of the continued support, I can’t say that enough!

Today we are going to see how the gaze of your subject can control the frame of the image. Yes, actually control it! Gaining this insight allows you to affect the viewer in two significant ways. First, we’ll look at some master paintings, then compare them to dozens of excellent photos and see what we find. Let’s get into it!

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Alexey Titarenko Long Exposure Photography [Hauntingly Beautiful]

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Welcome back to another inspiring article! Thanks for all of the continued support everyone!

Today we are going to be taking a close look at the long-exposure techniques of Alexey Titarenko. His photos are hauntingly beautiful, so if you frighten easy, please don’t proceed. If you want to learn more about the design techniques that make his images remarkable, then join in as I cover them all!

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The Masterful Design Techniques of Martine Franck [Cartier-Bresson]

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How’s everyone doing today? I hope you’re doing well! Thanks for the awesome support, I appreciate it tons! 😀

Today we are going to dig deep into the masterful design techniques of Martine Franck in a two-part video. Martine was a very talented photographer, and the second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson (see #460). When you’re in close proximity to such an amazing photographer (Henri) something is bound to rub off…not in a sexual way either. Check out how she incorporates geometry and design techniques within her best images!


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The Simplistic Lighting of Stanley Kubrick

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Much love for all of the continued support everyone, welcome back!

Today we are going to be taking a look at the lighting used by my all-time favorite director, Stanley Kubrick (see Day 260, #426). He was always a huge inspiration for me in the beginning, when I was learning photography and videography. But interestingly enough, I never analyzed his style of lighting until this article. Let’s get into it and see what he does to tell his visual story!

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Composition is More Important than Beautiful Light

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Photo on the left is by Annie Leibovitz, on the right is by Dan Winters.

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Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As always, thanks for the amazing support! 😀

Today we are going to be looking at something very interesting. Composition vs Lighting! There’s a well-known phrase in the photography community, “Lighting is everything,” but today I show you how composition is more important. Sure, we can’t create anything without light, but that doesn’t me our light has to be perfect or beautiful to get a stunning image. In fact, there are some amazing examples below that show how the worst light is transformed into a masterpiece. Let’s get into it!

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The Photography Composition of Horst P. Horst [Techniques]

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Welcome back everyone, much love for all of the support!

Today we are going to be taking a close look at the photo compositions created by Horst P. Horst, a master of his time. I had never heard of, or seen his work until I was flipping through an art book with old Vogue Magazine covers inside of it. Let me tell you, I was pretty inspired!

He is such a great artist, but how does he do it? How does he create such remarkable photos? Let’s find out!

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The Masterful Set Designs of Mary Howard

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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 it’s something every photographer should understand. Creating an interesting set for your photography doesn’t require a high budget either! Let’s see what makes Mary’s creations work so well, then use it as inspiration for our own photography!

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