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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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Color Theory Inspired by Birds

#495 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the support! Today we are going to be taking a very close look at birds for color theory, and comparing them to famous photos and paintings. Doing this will allow us to learn and be inspired by Mother Nature. Connecting the dots...

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Sylvette David: The Inspiring Muse of Pablo Picasso

#493 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support, I appreciate all of you! Today we are learning about Picasso, and his relationship with Sylvette David (a.k.a Lydia Corbett). She was Picasso’s muse during the Spring of 1954, and the subject of one of my favorite Picasso drawings…and get this…she’s still alive...

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Alexey Titarenko Long Exposure Photography [Hauntingly Beautiful]

#491 Welcome back to another inspiring article! Thanks for all of the continued support everyone! Today we are going to be taking a close look at the long-exposure techniques of Alexey Titarenko. His photos are hauntingly beautiful, so if you frighten easy, please don’t proceed. If you want to learn more about the design techniques...

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The Masterful Set Designs of Mary Howard

#486 Welcome back everyone, much love for the continued support! Today we are going be looking at the amazing set designs by Mary Howard. You may not have heard of her, but you have definitely seen her beautiful work. She is one of the set designers for Annie Leibovitz! Set design may not sound interesting,...

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Photo Shoot Think Sheet

#467 Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today, I appreciate all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at a nifty tool I use to flesh out all the important details of a photo shoot. It’s a think sheet for location, props, action, model, composition techniques, lighting, etc. I’ll show...

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Stanley Kubrick’s Best Photographs

#426 Hey everyone, welcome back and huge thanks for all of the support! Today we are going to cover one of my all time favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick. Did you know that he started as a very talented photographer before he directed his first movie? Let’s take a look at some of his best photos and...

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Virtual Mentors to Inspire Your Artistic Journey

#425 Welcome back everyone, much love for all of the support! Happy Holidays!! They say “birds of feather flock together”, but sometimes it’s not that easy to find others with similar interests. That’s why it’s a great idea to surround yourself with virtual friends, associates, or mentors that can fill the void. Thanks to the internet
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Printmaking Artist Gustave Dore

#386 How’s everyone doing today? You don’t have to answer that, but I hope all is going well in your part of the world. Today we are going to take a look at Gustave Dore, a master artist I stumbled across while researching another. I was blown away with the atmosphere he was able to create…especially when
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How Picasso Found Subject Matter for his Painting

#377 Today’s article is taking a look at Picasso, his paintings, and how he finds his subject matter. How do you get the subject matter for your paintings or photography? Well, photography subject’s are easy for me it seems, but when I sit down and try to draw I have no idea what I should sketch.
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Moving to Hawaii to Pursue Photography and Composition

#367 Well, as some of you may or may not know, I have finally moved back to Hawaii (March 2015). This is where my journey to learn more about composition and design started. When I was doing google searches on the Golden Section and stumbled upon Myron Barnstone’s videos. It’s great to be back, and
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