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The Third Man – Analyzed Cinema

#468 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the awesome support! We are going to be taking a look at a film that comes highly recommended from my friend Eric; movie buff, video store owner, and all around cool dude. The movie is called “The Third Man” with Orson Welles...

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Photo Shoot Think Sheet

#467 Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today, I appreciate all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at a nifty tool I use to flesh out all the important details of a photo shoot. It’s a think sheet for location, props, action, model, composition techniques, lighting, etc. I’ll show...

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Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson – Analyzed Video

#460 Massive thanks to all of the supporters out there, I really appreciate everything! Today I’ve got a two part video for you that shows tons of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos being analyzed to dynamic symmetry and other masterful composition techniques. See how he uses the armature of the 1.5 rectangle, and overlapping root 4’s to
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Email Q & A: Blade Runner Analyzed Cinema

#446 This Email Q & A is thanks to Andre Hines. Thanks for being curious and questioning things you see on the internet. Also huge thanks to everyone for the amazing and continued support! I appreciate you all! Today we are going to take a look at the Sci-Fi movie “Blade Runner” (1982) and some
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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

#442 Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so...

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

#440 Hey everyone, hope you are doing well! Much love for all of the continued support, I can never thank you enough! Today we are going to look at how ambiguity can strengthen your storytelling. Essentially, ambiguity means we are leaving stuff out. You ask, “and that’s suppose to strengthen the story?” The short answer...

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Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers – P.O.V. Black and White Street Photography

#439 Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for all of the continued support. A year has gone by since the last video “Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers,” so I’m excited to bring you this black and white follow-up. I’ve packed it full of excellent tips and design techniques, which can be applied to many
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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

#435 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support as always! I truly appreciate everyone! We’ve got a great painting by Toulouse Lautrec that we are going to be analyzing today. We’ll see how he uses design techniques like, figure-ground relationship, dynamic symmetry, arabesques, and gamut to create his masterpiece. We’ll also take...

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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

#432 Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it,...

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The Problem with Leading Lines

#423 Welcome back everyone! As always, I thank you for all of the support. Much love for everything! Today we are going to be taking a look at the well known photography term “Leading Lines,” and why we need to strike it from our artistic vocabulary. Ok, maybe I’m being too dramatic, but we definitely...

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