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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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Number One Hack for Mastering Composition

#454 Thanks for joining in today everyone! And a huge thanks for the support as always. I appreciate all of you! Today we have an interesting video and article that covers, what I think, is the number one hack for mastering composition. The video explains and demonstrates a powerful technique called “figure-ground relationship.” Most of...

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Did They Use the Rule of Thirds in Blade Runner 2049 – Part One

#448 How’s everyone doing? Welcome back to another exciting article! Huge thanks for all of the continued support everyone, you keep this blog going! Thanks to Andre for inspiring this post (see #446). Today we are going to dig deep into Blade Runner 2049, the exciting sequel being released in October, 2017. They released a...

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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

#396 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master
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A Painter Finding His Way with Composition

95/365 Here’s a BLOG by Harry Robertson where he demonstrates how he’s constructing his painting by using geometry. I give him kudos for even mentioning geometry. Now let me say first off that he is a talented painter, far better than I will ever achieve, but that doesn’t mean I can’t intelligently critique his composition. A composition
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Composition Techniques – Filter What You Find – Part I

91/365 If you’ve been following the 365 up to this point, you should be able to filter the good information from the bad. In this first video he touches on some important topics, though he also touches on the rule of thirds…a weak tool for excellent compositions....

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Echoing Shapes in Photography

90/365 Repetition is a key element of designing your photograph or painting. Different methods can be used to create this rhythm such as repeating lines, shapes, colors, but their is one which is not used very often. It’s called “Echoing.” It’s a pretty fun and simple technique to grasp and who better to put it...

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Linking the Foreground and Background in Painting

88/365 Some photographers are entirely focused on the subject. What’s the models pose, how’s her hair look, is the makeup good, does the wardrobe work well? Thinking of all of these things, but not equally concerned with the background and how the subject fits within it. In order to design your image as a master...

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Negative Space and Filling the Grid in Photography and Painting

83/365 You may have heard of “Fill the Frame” which is an old term used to refer to composition. Ok, fill in your frame, but with what and how? Just fill it and we’re good? No, no, no, no…let’s “Fill the Grid” because by now we are familiar with the dynamic symmetry of our grid...

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Aspective View in Photography and Painting

78/365 Aspective view means you are showing the most identifiable parts of the subject. “The depiction of each part provides the maximum information from different angles”  was said by the University College London in their BLOG on aspective view....

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