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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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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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Different Composition Styles in Street Photography

#497 Much love for all of the amazing support everyone! You keep this blog going and I appreciate it so much! Today we are going to take a look at the composition styles of some of the best street photographers. Are they tight, loose, or primarily subject-based with their compositions? What techniques are they incorporating...

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The Masterful Design Techniques of Martine Franck [Cartier-Bresson]

#490 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you’re doing well! Thanks for the awesome support, I appreciate it tons! 😀 Today we are going to dig deep into the masterful design techniques of Martine Franck in a two-part video. Martine was a very talented photographer, and the second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson (see #460). When you’re in
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Proof that Henri Cartier-Bresson used Dynamic Symmetry in Photography – 4K Video

#472 How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are all well! Huge thanks for all of the continued support, you are all amazing! Today we are going to do a video follow up to the most recent videos of Henri Cartier-Bresson (see #460), and a refresher of these articles (see Day 232 and #410). This video
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Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed

#434 Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for the tremendous support! I’m so appreciative of everything and you are the reason this site is still up and available for artists to learn from. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most famous photographs. We’ll see the original negative...

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Bresson’s Most Misconceived Quote

#414 Hello to all of you amazing Master Pass members, welcome back! Huge thanks and appreciation for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a closer look at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most misconceived quote. It relates to the ever popular concept of “working the scene,” which I think serves a purpose at times,...

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Spontaneity Realized in Street Photography

#412 Welcome back everyone! Huge thanks to all of the Master Pass members for supporting the blog! Today we are going to cover something that is an important part of street photography. We can easily identify the spontaneity of a street photo and put us in the shoes of the photographer. Let’s get started!...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Geometry Exposed

#410 This is for the street photographers out there that are still on the fence about Dynamic Symmetry, or “geometry,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson called it. There’s always been a kind of disconnect from street photography and using dynamic symmetry grids for composition, but this article reveals the link to uniting them....

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5 Reasons Why Scanning Your Own Film is Better [Great Tips!]

#383 This article is for anyone curious about scanning their own film…or knowing how we’ve all been duped when sending it to the lab. I’ll also be showing plenty of examples, some of my new scans, and even a new challenge/commitment to myself. One which was inspired by the Master photographers of Magnum Photos…heck, even Garry
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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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