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  • Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA
    #498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which […]

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Composition is More Important than Beautiful Light

#488 Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As always, thanks for the amazing support! 😀 Today we are going to be looking at something very interesting. Composition vs Lighting! There’s a well-known phrase in the photography community, “Lighting is everything,” but today I show you how composition is more important. Sure,...

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Annie Leibovitz: Group Photo Composition [Techniques]

#484 Today we’ve got another amazing article for artistic photographers! Thanks so much for all of the support everyone, much love! Annie Leibovitz and her crew recently got into some Photoshop trouble when this celebrity group photo was released. The Photoshop job on it was evidently sloppy and left Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon with...

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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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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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Street Photography Techniques Used for Fashion Photos

#447 Welcome back everyone and thanks for all of the amazing support. I appreciate it so much! Today we are going to be taking a look at the way street photography techniques can be used for fashion photography. I can emphasize enough how street photography is great practice for all kinds of photography….wedding, travel, and...

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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

#442 Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so...

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

#440 Hey everyone, hope you are doing well! Much love for all of the continued support, I can never thank you enough! Today we are going to look at how ambiguity can strengthen your storytelling. Essentially, ambiguity means we are leaving stuff out. You ask, “and that’s suppose to strengthen the story?” The short answer...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

#417 Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are...

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Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

#385 Today we are taking a look at an exciting, galactic new series of work by Annie Leibovitz. We’ll look closely at her design and composition used in Star Wars to see if she’s still applying her techniques like a master. Does she just show up and press the button or is everything planned down to...

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Separating Shapes – Bresson Being Inspired by Matisse

#374 In the following interview we can hear Henri Cartier-Bresson being asked (at 34:45 min) how Matisse and Bonnard influenced his work. He replied, “”My nourishment comes from them.” But as we take a look at the following examples, we’ll see that Bresson also picked up some knowledge of separating the shapes within his photos. We’ll take a...

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