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Photo Shoot Think Sheet

#467 Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today, I appreciate all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at a nifty tool I use to flesh out all the important details of a photo shoot. It’s a think sheet for location, props, action, model, composition techniques, lighting, etc. I’ll show...

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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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Decoding the Timeless Subjects of Master Painters

#461 Much love for all of the support everyone, it’s always appreciated! Ok, so we know all of the masters created great compositions and designs, but how did they select their subject matter? How did they make their art timeless? We can portray any subject we want in our art, but to create something timeless...

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Ozark is like a Gregory Crewdson Photo – Analyzed Cinema

#459 Hey everyone, welcome back and much love for all of the support! Today we are going to be looking at an awesome TV Show that blew me away called “Ozark.” It almost seemed like the cinematography was inspired by Gregory Crewdson photos. This means excellent compositions, lighting, and unique story telling. There are tons...

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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

#445 Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone! Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.”
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Stanley Kubrick’s Best Photographs

#426 Hey everyone, welcome back and huge thanks for all of the support! Today we are going to cover one of my all time favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick. Did you know that he started as a very talented photographer before he directed his first movie? Let’s take a look at some of his best photos and...

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Virtual Mentors to Inspire Your Artistic Journey

#425 Welcome back everyone, much love for all of the support! Happy Holidays!! They say “birds of feather flock together”, but sometimes it’s not that easy to find others with similar interests. That’s why it’s a great idea to surround yourself with virtual friends, associates, or mentors that can fill the void. Thanks to the internet
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Famous Artist Birthdays and Inspiration

#422 Hey everyone welcome back to another fun article. Thanks so much for all of the continued support, I truly am appreciative of everything! I’ve made a fully stocked birthday list of every famous artist that has inspired me along the way. Lots of samples to introduce you to their art and possibly inspire your
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An Update to My Artistic Journey

#415 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I’ve written some previous articles dealing with life, work, and the struggle to become a full-time artist (see Day 96, and #367), so I thought I would keep you updated. I’ve been back in Hawaii for about 1.5 years now and quite a bit has changed. Join in and
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The Late Drawings of Picasso

#413 How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks to all of The Master Pass members for supporting this blog! I really appreciate it! We have another great article, which reveals some rare drawings by Pablo Picasso. He’s considered a master, and it really inspires me to see the sophistication he infuses into his simple drawings. Let’s check...

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