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Decoding the Timeless Subjects of Master Painters

Much love for all of the support everyone, it’s always appreciated! Ok, so we know all of the masters created great compositions and designs, but how did they select their subject matter? How did they make their art timeless? We can portray any subject we want in our art, but to create something timeless we’ll...

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Number One Hack for Mastering Composition

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 you...

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My $200 Pencil Sharpener for Drawing

Huge thanks to everyone for all of the continued support, much love!! Here’s a fun video showing how to sharpen pencils for drawing. I always thought shaving it down with a razor and sandpaper was a pain in the butt, so I decided to try it another way. I’ll show you the traditional way, and
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The Secret to Josef Koudelka’s Best Photo Compositions

Today we’re going to be analyzing the best compositions by photographer Josef Koudelka. His Czech name is a bit tough to explain at first, but it comes with time…just like his composition skills came with time. He wasn’t born with a camera in his hand, or blessed with divine genius…though, he has been shooting for Magnum...

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Child Prodigy of Painting, Photography, or Mastering Composition

If a child prodigy starts seriously training on the piano at the age of 4 (think Mozart) and he trains one hour per day for the next 13 years, weekends included, by the time he is 17 he will be pretty damn good…right? He will likely be making a living off of all of his
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How Tall was Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sometimes I find myself standing on my tip toes to get a nice shot when shooting street photography. This helps me improve the composition and eliminate distracting background elements. It reminded me of something I heard about Henri Cartier-Bresson standing on his tip toes. Was he super short, or was he doing this for the
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Silver Printing: Method vs Imagery

307/365 The other day I had a elder photographer say that collectors are more interested in the vintage, oldschool traditions of silver print as opposed to digital. But if that’s all they are interested in, aren’t they missing the point? Doesn’t the image have to be beautifully composed and speak to you in a certain way?...

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Martin Parr and His Whacky Street Photography Style

295/365 Today we get an in-depth look at Marin Parr, who is one of the most controversial photographers working with Magnum Photos (the same cooperative that Henri Cartier- Bresson is part of). You’ll surely see an awkward humor in most of his photos, where he tends to exploit a behind the scenes look at reality. Let’s find...

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Center Composition with Stanley Kubrick

260/365 One point perspective is a framing technique which was effectively used by Director, Stanley Kubrick. If you are new to photography or cinematography you’ll probably hear how the center of the frame is a huge no-no, and you should use other techniques to move the subject away from this location as quickly as possible. Well,...

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A Camera, the Streets, and a Lady

257/365 Hey everyone, today I’ve got a fun little article for you! This is will show you everything you need to know when shooting street photography with your girlfriend. In fact, this works with any significant other, and even dogs too, but for this example, I’ll use my girlfriend and our fun venture into New...

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