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Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson – Analyzed Video

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

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 of...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

This is for the street photographers out there that are still on the fence about Dynamic Symmetry, or “geometry,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. There’s always been a kind of disconnect from street photography and using dynamic symmetry grids for composition, but this article reveals the link to uniting them....

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Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at using printed grids to organize your composition on the LCD of a Micro Four Thirds Camera. I’m also able to share some printable grids for created by a Master Pass member. Let’s see which grids we can use to master our composition...

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

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 compositions...

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How Tall was Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sometimes I find myself standing on my tip toes to get a nice shot when shooting street photography. This helps me improve the composition and eliminate distracting background elements. It reminded me of something I heard about Henri Cartier-Bresson standing on his tip toes. Was he super short, or was he doing this for the
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Just Plain Love

286/365 “That’s all that matters. Love. Not only love making, but just plain love. Love for life…” This is followed by a long pause and a stare off into the distance. A quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson in the excellent documentary “Just Plain Love“…something for every type of artist…not just photographers. I’ll be displaying some of his work along...

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David Bellemere – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

275/365 Welcome back everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve taken a close look at David Bellemere’s work, so I decided to analyze this one. It’s a bit vulgar to some of you, but at the end of the analysis, I’ll point out some things that might clean it up a bit. We can definitely...

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Raphael – ANALYZED PAINTING

271/365 Thanks for joining in again everyone! Today we are going to take our first look at Raphael and his well known masterpiece “The School of Athens.” We’ll find out which techniques he employs and also get an explanation of the painting and it’s characters through some interesting videos....

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Street Photograph and Inspiration – Part II

244/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we have part 2 of our street photography techniques series.  We have six more techniques to get you up and running with inspiration and plenty of subject matter to capture. Curious about street photography, or just want to learn more about what makes a great candid photo? Then keep reading and...

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