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  • Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA
    #498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which […]

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Paolo Roversi Photography Analyzed [7 Techniques]

#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...

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Sydney Australia Gallery: The Best Paintings – Part One

#478 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are enjoying the holidays! Much love for all of your continued support, I appreciate you all! Today we are going to take a look at most of the photos I took at the Art Gallery NSW, which is in Sydney Australia. I was thinking of you all...

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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper – Round 2

#452 How’s everyone doing? Huge thanks for all of the support as always! Welcome back for another exciting article with some extra video content. Today we are going to be looking at another great art book, of the Musée d’Orsay, and tracing the design concepts of five master paintings. You’ll even get high resolution scans...

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Blade Runner 2049 – Analyzed Cinema – Part Three

#450 Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and learning tons from the Canon of Design content. I really appreciate everyones support, thank you so much! Today we have the third and final entry for our Blade Runner 2049 series. We’ve already covered tons of techniques and tips for composition and design. We...

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Street Photography Techniques Used for Fashion Photos

#447 Welcome back everyone and thanks for all of the amazing support. I appreciate it so much! Today we are going to be taking a look at the way street photography techniques can be used for fashion photography. I can emphasize enough how street photography is great practice for all kinds of photography….wedding, travel, and...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

#417 Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are...

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Score Your Compositions

#403 Welcome back everyone, I’ve got a fun little article today! After watching the video below, which asks the question, “why is modern art so bad,” I was inspired to create a way to score composition. Of course, only someone trained in design (this could be you) will understand the techniques well enough to identify
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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

#396 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master
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Eugene Romain Thirion – ANALYZED PAINTING

362/365 Today we have a look at this interestingly violent painting of “Perseus and the Head of Medusa” by Eugene Romain Thirion. He’s another master painter who knew about the techniques of design. Let’s take a look at how he uses the, now, lost techniques of visual communication to create his masterpiece....

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Photography inspired by Andrew Wyeth & the Kuerner Farm

356/365 After writing the article “Andrew Wyeth & The Forgotten Stories” (see Day 246) I discovered that the Kuerner Farm, which inspired most of his paintings, was only one hour away from me in Chadds Ford, PA. I made a point to go there and try to capture some of the “forgotten stories” that still remained after...

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