Weekly Blogs…

The Fork(s) In The Road

In this week’s “Edison’s Lab” article, we are going to spend some time studying what would seem to be a simple shoot, with minimal lighting being involved. The reality, however, is much different from that, the concept is simple enough, but the lighting is where most of the challenges are going to come into play.

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CCW01C – Elements of Design – Lines

Our study of the Elements of Design is going to start off with an exploration of Lines within scenes and images. It’s hard to imagine photographic images, or scenes for that matter, that are the least bit compelling, without the effective use of lines within that image. The existence of these lines, their quantity, their arrangement, their weight and their paths, have the potential to provide a number of characteristics to the final composition. While individual lines do indeed have impact on a composition, multitudes of lines and their interactions with one another, when used properly, have potentially dramatic impact upon the viewer of an image and the viewer’s engagement with that image.

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CCS01I – Intro: Elements of Design

In this section, the first quarter of the Completely Composed series, I am going to breakdown and present the Elements of Design. Over the period of the next 13 weeks, I will explore these design elements, that have been identified as being critical components in photographic composition, through a series of articles, examples and assignments. Each element will be thoroughly explored for both its individual characteristics in composition, as well as its interplay with other elements that might be present in a scene.

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Introduction – Weekly Blog – (WED) Tips, Tricks And Techniques:

In the weekly “Tips, Tricks And Techniques” blog we will attempt to share some of the most useful approaches, tools and secrets that can be used to generate more compelling images. Each week we will present some new nugget of information that you can likely use to make your field work simpler, your post-processing efforts faster or your printing jobs easier.

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