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  • Shallow vs Deep DOF: Storytelling in Photography
    #503 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the amazing support! We’re going to be looking at depth of field and how your f/stop can help or hinder your storytelling. This article is great for beginners or professionals because it’s widely being taught that bokeh is a necessity, rather than […]

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

#408 Hello to all the amazing artists out there! Today we have an exciting article that digs deep into the awesome and masterful compositions of Odd Nerdrum. Who is he? Well, I think he’s a living master, and in this article you’ll see why. He may have some questionably “odd” imagery, but he also has some ingenious...

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Photography Exercise to Quickly See a Design

360/365 It’s extremely important to practice techniques and hone your artistic skills as much as possible. Similar to how a boxer does with a speed bag. If we are to use these skills quickly, when we need them, we will have to practice, practice, practice. But what if you can’t get out to take photos?...

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The Frame Forces Relationships in Photography

336/365 Today we are going to cover a very important topic with street photography, or any photography for that matter. It can also relate to painting. It’s the way the frame of our art forces relationships with the elements within it. Being aware of this can improve your story telling capabilities and allow you to...

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Seven Techniques to Become a Surrealist Street Photographer

328/365 Well, today we have a fun one for all of you artistic street photographers out there! Henri Cartier Bresson always claimed to be a Surrealist Photographer, but how could he accomplish something like this on the streets? How can any street photographer for that matter? We can’t manipulate things like Dali or Magritte. Worry...

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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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Martin Parr and His Whacky Street Photography Style

295/365 Today we get an in-depth look at Marin Parr, who is one of the most controversial photographers working with Magnum Photos (the same cooperative that Henri Cartier- Bresson is part of). You’ll surely see an awkward humor in most of his photos, where he tends to exploit a behind the scenes look at reality. Let’s find...

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Salvador Dali – ANALYZED PAINTING

268/365 Today we are going to take our first look at Salvador Dali and how he designs his crazy surreal images. I’ve admired his work for a very long time, so it’s extremely comforting to know that he used the same design techniques as Da Vinci, Bouguereau, Degas, Van Gogh, and all of the other...

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Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

247/365 How’s everyone’s designing going? Progressing any? Today we are taking a look at another masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. Now, from what I’ve read this is a recreated painting based off of his drawing, which is seen below. He never actually painted it, but since he designed the drawing, and taught the student who...

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Street Photography Techniques and Inspiration – Part I

242/365 How’s everyone doing? If you’ve ever been curious about street photography, then this is the article is for you! What makes a captivating street photo? Well, there are several techniques you can use but I’ll be covering 12 of the most exciting ones. This article will give a foundation to work with in terms...

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