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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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Pierre Auguste Cot – ANALYZED PAINTING

240/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we are analyzing this beautiful painting by Pierre Auguste Cot. It’s one of my favorite paintings from my visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It’s a massive sized painting and it’s amazingly designed. Let’s take a closer look at this master and the hard work...

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Dot Bunn – ANALYZED PAINTING

236/365 Today we are taking a look at Dot Bunn’s amazing painting. She was a student at the Barnstone Studios, so we know she’s aware of design techniques. Let’s see if she incorporates the the working methods of the great masters!...

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Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

233/365 Today we’ve got great analyzed painting of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. He’s always creating calm and beautiful scenes of women relaxing in their environment which makes you want to crawl into the painting and enjoy the peacefulness. Let’s see how this master designed this inspiring piece....

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Henri Cartier-Bresson – ANALYZED PHOTO

226/365 Any street photographers out there? Today we are taking a look at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo full of his favorite thing…geometry. He’s a huge inspiration to me and well known by most street photographers and serious photojournalists alike. Let’s take a look deep into this image and see if we can get inside his thought
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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #7

222/365 Well, we have another amazing photo by Annie Leibovtiz. This location, the energy, the beauty, and the design make this image one of my favorites. What do you think? Not bad right? She’s using her signature blue and peach toning as well. Let’s see how Annie and her crew may have designed this photo....

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Van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

219/365 Any pool players out there? I couldn’t imagine Vincent van Gogh playing a game of 9-ball, or doing trick shots to impress the ladies, but weirder things have happened. Like the fact that no one thought he spent time designing his paintings (my younger self included). But after today’s analyzed painting, you’ll see that...

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Gregory Crewdson – ANALYZED PHOTO #4

215/365 Today we are going to take a look at another one of my favorite Gregory Crewdson photos. I love the mysterious setting and his awkward characters, great lighting, and nice composition. Let’s dig into this and see if we can discover even more about this photo and the vision of it’s creator.

Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #4

212/365 Hey everyone, welcome back to another fun analyzed painting. I hope you enjoy getting inside the artists head as much as I do! Today we are looking at this dramatic scene  of Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens. Supposedly Samson gets his strength from his hair because he never cuts it. As he...

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Degas – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

208/365 How’s everyone doing? Thanks for joining in on this fun analyzed painting of Edgar Degas. You know, you can truly never truly get inside the artists head until you dig deep into the painting and break it down piece by piece….that’s the fun part! Let’s take a look at how this master painter created...

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Gentileschi – ANALYZED PAINTING

205/365 Hey everyone, how’s the designing going?? Today we are taking a look at one of the very few female painters from the 1600’s. Artemisia Gentileschi (Don’t worry, I thought this was a Caravaggio too!) achieved some great paintings in a time when being a woman painter was not widely accepted. She would usually paint...

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