Manual

In the age of automation and computers it becomes way to easy to develop a reliance on them. Unfortunately they often take away our choice and creativity. This week we are going to explore manual.

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Triangles

This week we are going to explore triangles. They are a few of my clients favourite compositional devices as well as one of my own. Their power in composition is undeniable. Lets see what you can do with them.

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Talking about art

Learning to talk about your work and that of others is a key skill that needs practice.  It can be learnt and developed. Identifying the underlying emotions, compositional foundations and intellectual stimulations of an artwork helps you produce better work.

This week we will practice on our own photographs and the art of others. 

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Blue and Yellow

Blue and Yellow is a unique colour combination in our visual repertoire.  This is because we effectively have a blue / yellow sensor in our mind. We can’t see a blue yellow or a yellow blue.  This week we will explore this unique colour combination.

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Defocus the backgrounds

De-focusing the background is a simple way to create subject isolation. Do you know how to induce this easily?

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A full range of tones

We are told a photograph needs a full range of tones, every one between black and white. This gives our photographs true depth and feeling. This week we are going to explore the effects of the tonal range of the photograph.

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The Point of Power

The point of power comes to us directly from the world of advertising.  Advertisers have to be clued up as to where the best spot in a magazine is to put their advertising. Did you know the price of an advertisement varies based on its location.  Back cover is the most expensive. Inside front is cheaper.  This week we explore one particular spot in a page. The terminal area.

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What do you love?

I find my best work is directly related to my personal passions. My loves.

What do you love to photograph? Is it your best work? Is your favorite work of subjects you are most passionate about?

Do you know what your passionate about photographing?

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Dominant Mass

Dominant Mass is a fantastic compositional device.   One that is not talked about or really understood.  This week we will explore when it’s dominant mass or not. 

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Analise your favourite photographs

Understanding why your favourite photographs work will help you take better photographs.  Yes.  It is that simple.  The more you analyse your own work and the work of others the better. This week I ask you to sit with one of your own favourite photographs and contemplate why it works for you.

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