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Composition

  • Color Theory
    Bold Colours: How to Apply Colour Theory in Your Photo CompositionsPreview
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    Colour is a big part of design and photography is no exception. Colour has the power to grab the attention of your audience and make them feel what you want them to feel. This article looks at using colours and their effectiveness in composition.Read More…
  • Night Photography
    Observation, Visualisation and Composition for Night PhotographyPreview
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    We all see the world with a unique perspective. The art of photography allows us to share this window on our world and connect the viewer to an idea, a story or an emotion. Observation, visualisation and composition are an essential part of forging that connection and lie at the heart of good image creation. Identifying potential subjects and key aspects within a scene and pre-visualising the most effective way to compose a photograph and present this personal interpretation of our own experiences is a core skill you will need to consciously develop if you are to master the art of painting with light.Read More…
  • Photo Editing
    Diptychs and Triptychs: Playing with Photo Stories and Unexpected CombinationsPreview
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    These words come from the Greek meaning two or three fold. This usually referred to a work of art that was divided into sections and hinged together but has come to be something that is widely used in photography and the art world. Many modern artists have created pieces that were designed to be displayed together and the diptych and triptych have become very popular story telling devices.Read More…
  • Video
    New Course: Creating Custom Music Cues for VideoMusiccues
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    In video production, the process of selecting music for projects can be tricky. While there are plenty of great tracks available on sites like AudioJungle that might fit your requirements, another interesting route to take is to create your own. This course will teach you to create simple, effective cues in a short amount of time.Read More…
  • Smartphone
    New Course: Better Video With Your SmartphoneBetterphonevideo
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    Better Video With Your Smartphone will help you make great-looking video with the amazing little video camera in your pocket. This course explores film-making techniques, how to get the most from your phone's video capabilities, and what tools and tactics work best with a smartphone. By the end of this course you'll be able to make a professional-looking short video with nothing but your phone!Read More…
  • Portrait
    What We Expect to See: When to Crop Limbs in a PortraitCropping
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    Deciding where to crop a portrait can be a challenge. This quick tip explains how we see and how those principles can help us make good cropping decisions.Read More…
  • Shooting
    Mind the Gaps: Creating Convincing Crowd ScenesCrowd
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    Shooting convincing crowd scenes is difficult when you only have a few actors. This tutorial shows how to create a the appearance of a huge crowd with a small group.Read More…
  • Macro
    Finding Macro Inspiration in the GardenPreview
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    It doesn't all have to be bugs and flowers, check out this tutorial for inspirational ideas in the garden.Read More…
  • Composition
    Sight Lines and Framing for Dynamic Video CompositionFraming277b
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    Get your subjects eyelines right and camera positioning becomes simple. This video tutorial will show you how to split the frame into thirds, in your imagination, so the eyes are always aligned the right place.Read More…
  • Video
    Creative Aspect Ratio TechniquesAspect ratio
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    In this tutorial, you discover why certain aspect ratios work well and how to shoot for a particular framing style.Read More…
  • Shooting
    How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd)Preview
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    If you're out taking photos in public, there's often little you can do to avoid crowds of people. The scenery could be beautiful, the light perfect, but if there's someone making a face in the background—the picture is ruined. This tutorial will give you some tips on isolating your subject, even when surrounded by swarms of people.Read More…
  • Composition
    Quick Tip: 3 Ways to Master Your Use of ForegroundsPreview2
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    If you have a natural eye for composition, you might be including interesting foregrounds without even thinking about it. However, putting in the conscious effort to place foreground elements in the frame will drastically improve your photos.Read More…
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