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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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Rule of Thirds vs Dynamic Symmetry Video [Fun Analogy and Tips]

#496 Thanks for all of the continued support everyone, welcome back! I’ve got a new video for everyone to enjoy today. This time we compare the rule of thirds grid to dynamic symmetry grids in a fun analogy video. Understanding the difference will help guide our mastery of composition in our photography and art. We’ve
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Why is the Rule of Thirds Grid on Pro Cameras

#462 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! Ah yes, the battle against the status quo of composition continues after all of this time. Rule of thirds still remains the number one composition technique to teach artists of photography, painting, drawing, you name it. Why is this? The excuse “because it’s easy”
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Did They Use the Rule of Thirds in Blade Runner 2049 – Part One

#448 How’s everyone doing? Welcome back to another exciting article! Huge thanks for all of the continued support everyone, you keep this blog going! Thanks to Andre for inspiring this post (see #446). Today we are going to dig deep into Blade Runner 2049, the exciting sequel being released in October, 2017. They released a...

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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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Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response)

#366 Hey everyone, this is a video response to an email by Andras who is a Master Pass member. I thought it would be great to help explain these design techniques, which can be applied to photography or painting, to him as well as other artists. I will go over the important techniques of mastering
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Becoming a Master Photographer

172/365 When we talk about amateurs, professionals, or masters, we are referring to their ability to simplify complex scenes in order to communicate them with clarity and harmony. When you’re not incorporating multiple design techniques into an image you will not achieve the results of a professional, let alone a master. For instance, if you...

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Caspar David Friedrich – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

97/365 Today we are analyzing an abstract landscape painting by Caspar David Friedrich. I was introduced to his work  a while back on Flickr and have been a fan ever since. Let’s take a look at his design techniques and what we can learn from this master....

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A Painter Finding His Way with Composition

95/365 Here’s a BLOG by Harry Robertson where he demonstrates how he’s constructing his painting by using geometry. I give him kudos for even mentioning geometry. Now let me say first off that he is a talented painter, far better than I will ever achieve, but that doesn’t mean I can’t intelligently critique his composition. A composition
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Big Names Working the Scene in Photography

94/365 There are quite a few well-known artists that reach a certain level in their career where they are content with their output. They can teach beginners very well. They may inspire you as you are starting out, but where do you look afterwards when you reach their level and want to keep pushing further?...

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Composition Techniques – Filter What you Find – Part II

93/365 As you know, with most things in life, you need to be able to decide what makes sense, what’s real/fake, misleading, or what truly inspires. You need to filter what you find on the internet these days, especially when it comes to composition because there is a huge confusion in this area alone....

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