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What’s the Deal with Evaluating Art? (Part three, the practicum)

We’ve looked at the academic end of design principals, but how do they play out in real art? This week, let’s apply what we’ve learned.

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Ladyguides

What’s the Deal With Evaluating Art? (Part two)

So last week I explained the alphabet of art. This week, it’s grammar.

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Photography

Picture This: Vanishing Points

Last week we talked about silhouettes, an easy to construct composition for photos with a light source behind the object. This week, we’ll be talking about vanishing points: a compositional design where the object of your photo extends so far into the distance that it just disappears (or comes close to disappearing).

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Photography

Picture This: Silhouettes

Last week’s camera phone challenge was fun for me and I hope you had a good time being creative too! So how about other kinds of photo compositions? What are some other ways to make your photos standout? One of my favorites is silhouettes which happen to also be pretty easy to create! Are you […]

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Photography

Picture This: Taking Good Portraits

One of the most annoying things I encounter as a photographer is when people (mostly friends and family) refuse to let me take their photos. They cover their faces, throw up their hands, and scream, “No!” Most often this is because one of two reasons: a. they “always look horrible in photos,” or b. someone […]