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Vincent Van Gogh: ANALYZED PAINTING #6

#473 Hey everyone, welcome back to another great article! Huge thanks for all of the amazing support. I never get tired of saying that! 😀 Today we are going to be taking a close look at another remarkable painting boy Vincent Van Gogh. This painting is called “The Red Vineyard” and it is said to...

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Email Q and A – Design, Color and Patterns

#471 Welcome back everyone! Today we are taking a look at a great email from Master Pass member Mark MacKenzie. He shares his first design with us and asks some excellent questions. He speaks the design language very well and seems to have a grasp on the concepts covered here on the Canon of Design....

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Vincent Van Gogh – Color Theory

#470 Thanks again for everything you guys! Welcome back to another great article! We’re going to be digging deep into Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and see the color combinations he used to help us with color theory. We’ll analyze 15 paintings for color, see why they work, then compare them to each other. The colors
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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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The Leibovitz Recipe – Number One – Figure-Ground Relationship

#466 Much love for all of the amazing support you guys! It’s much appreciated as always! Welcome back to another great article. This time we are going to take a close look at Annie Leibovitz’s number one technique that makes her images successful. The technique is figure-ground relationship (FGR), which we’ve covered extensively throughout the...

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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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Top 20 Discoveries from Canon of Design

#458 Thanks for joining in today everyone! I appreciate all of your continued support.The Canon of Design was launched on September 28th, 2013, so it’s been almost four years of digging deep into the secrets of composition and design used by master painters. How awesome is that?! Today, I’ve compiled 20 of the most remarkable
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Bloodline Camera Work -Analyzed Cinema for Wedding Techniques

#456 Welcome back everyone. Huge thanks for all of the amazing support! I appreciate all of you! Today we are going to take a look at a cinematography technique used in the TV series “Bloodline.” We can apply this technique to any kind of photography, but it’s especially excellent for any wedding photographers out there....

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Number One Hack for Mastering Composition

#454 Thanks for joining in today everyone! And a huge thanks for the support as always. I appreciate all of you! Today we have an interesting video and article that covers, what I think, is the number one hack for mastering composition. The video explains and demonstrates a powerful technique called “figure-ground relationship.” Most of...

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Aerial Composition and Dynamic Symmetry

#453 Hey everyone, another massive thanks for being so supportive of the Canon of Design! I really appreciate all of the nice emails and comments. I’m thrilled to share with you an exciting video where I fly the Mavic Pro drone around a stunning location in Hawaii. I place the Root 6 dynamic symmetry grid...

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