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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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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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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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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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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

#444 Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of...

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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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The Top Techniques to Create Visual Impact in Your Art

#441 Huge thanks to all The Master Pass members for your amazing support! You help keep this blog going! Your support allows me to share these techniques with the world…inevitably changing the future of art. Too awesome! Today we are going to look at the top composition techniques to create visual impact in your art. Photography,...

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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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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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