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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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Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson – Analyzed Video

#460 Massive thanks to all of the supporters out there, I really appreciate everything! Today I’ve got a two part video for you that shows tons of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos being analyzed to dynamic symmetry and other masterful composition techniques. See how he uses the armature of the 1.5 rectangle, and overlapping root 4’s to
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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

#432 Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it,...

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Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

#409 Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at using printed grids to organize your composition on the LCD of a Micro Four Thirds Camera. I’m also able to share some printable grids for created by a Master Pass member. Let’s see which grids we can use to master our...

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Correcting Degas’ Painting Composition

#406 Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m finally up and moving about from my death bed (dang flu!). Seriously the most immobilizing thing I’ve ever been through, but I survived (cough cough). We’ve got a fun article today where we can see how even a master such as Edgar Degas can improve their painting composition. We’ll...

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Gustav Klimt Using Dynamic Symmetry, Color, and Patterns

#404 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! Today I wanted to share a recent dynamic symmetry discovery with you. This was going to be an article covering Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and a few great quotes, but now it’s much more than that. He was an immensely talented artist and draftsman who just earned...

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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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Gustave Jean Jacquet – ANALYZED PAINTING

355/365 Well, today we have our first look at Gustave Jean Jacquet. He’s got some amazing portrait paintings, and this one is just as nice. He proves that he’s a master of rendering fabric, portraying anatomy, and composition. Let’s get started and see how he designs this masterpiece....

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Paul de Vos – ANALYZED PAINTING

352/365 Today we’ve got a first look at Paul de Vos. Who? Well, it’s another great master that isn’t very well known. You might be thinking that this painting resembles Rubens or Frans Snyder…well you’re right. In fact, Paul de Vos was in close proximity to both of these masters. Let’s take a closer look...

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Thomas Eakins – ANALYZED PAINTING

348/365 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have our first look at Thomas Eakins and his painting “Between Rounds.” He’s a local to the East Coast and was born in Philadelphia, where he lived most of his life. Let’s see how this American artist designed this masterpiece....

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