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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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Our Fascination With Toned Images

#464 Hey everyone, welcome back to another awesome article. Huge thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! With the recent fascination of tones from Instagram filters, phone filters, color grading videos, LUT’s…it all had to stem from somewhere, right? Today we are going to look at toning an image and how it relates to...

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Magnetic Momentum in Book Covers – Baroque vs Sinister

#463 Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Huge thanks for all of the support as always! Today we are going to be looking at book covers from the US and China. Since we read left to right in the US and they read right to left in China, this will ultimately...

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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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Vincent Van Gogh – Analyzed Painting #5

#457 Hey everyone, I hope you are well. Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the support thus far. It’s always appreciated! We’re going to be analyzing one of my favorite Vincent Van Gogh paintings today. It’s one of his closest friends from Arles (France), postman Joseph Roulin, and the painting is located in...

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Bloodline Camera Work -Analyzed Cinema for Wedding Techniques

#456 Welcome back everyone. Huge thanks for all of the amazing support! I appreciate all of you! Today we are going to take a look at a cinematography technique used in the TV series “Bloodline.” We can apply this technique to any kind of photography, but it’s especially excellent for any wedding photographers out there....

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One Second Color Correction with Annie Leibovitz Photos

#455 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are all doing well. Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to look at a “quick and dirty” color correction technique that I use a ton when editing photos in Photoshop. We’ll apply this one-second technique to Annie Leibovitz’s photos since she...

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Number One Hack for Mastering Composition

#454 Thanks for joining in today everyone! And a huge thanks for the support as always. I appreciate all of you! Today we have an interesting video and article that covers, what I think, is the number one hack for mastering composition. The video explains and demonstrates a powerful technique called “figure-ground relationship.” Most of...

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Aerial Composition and Dynamic Symmetry

#453 Hey everyone, another massive thanks for being so supportive of the Canon of Design! I really appreciate all of the nice emails and comments. I’m thrilled to share with you an exciting video where I fly the Mavic Pro drone around a stunning location in Hawaii. I place the Root 6 dynamic symmetry grid...

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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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