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This is Why Your Pictures Suck - The Phoblographer

May19

This is Why Your Pictures Suck - The Phoblographer
You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but I’ve always been reticent about honestly fulfilling such a request. I have often perceived it as the equivalent of a wife or girlfriend asking, “Do I look fat in this?” A frank, honest answer to that question is likely not going to end well.

How To Make A Photography Backdrop Or Reflector For Your Photo Studio - YouTube

May18

Inspector Gadget theme by Shuki Levy & In the Hall of the Mountain King - YouTube

May18

Shutter/Flash Synchronization - YouTube

May18

Best of the photography forums - tutorials: 36 rules of portraiture

May18

Best of the photography forums - tutorials: 36 rules of portraiture
Firstly , for those who love to sound rebellious by saying “Rules are made to be broken ” [ Try that on one of your male friends with the feminine head tilt ] , there is a big difference between
1. totally ignoring rules and
2.first finding out what they are and why the work in general and then breaking them for a reason to achieve a particular effect in an image .

Focus on Singh-Ray Filters: Seven Rules for Effectively Using a Polarizer

October20

Focus on Singh-Ray Filters: Seven Rules for Effectively Using a Polarizer
When noted outdoor photographer and author Darwin Wiggett writes about filters, he speaks from his own years of successful experience. His series of stories featured on this blog have become a trusted reference source for many visitors. Now Darwin reviews the basic topic of polarizers, and offers us his personal perspective based on his own methods, experience and equipment.

Van Gogh was colorblind

August17

asada’s memorandum The Day I Saw Van Gogh’s Genius in a New Light
There were prints of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings in the room. Under the filtered light, I found that these paintings looked different from the van Gogh which I had always seen. I love van Gogh’s paintings and have been fortunate to view a number of the originals in various art museums. This painter has a somewhat strange way to use color. Although the use of color is rich, lines of different colors run concurrently, or a point of different color suddenly appears. I’ve heard it conjectured that van Gogh had color vision deficiency.

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Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio - The Daily Beast

April8

Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio - The Daily Beast
Lead poisoning or syphilis? Neither killed Caravaggio, says a Naples professor in a new book. Instead the master artist was slain and dumped in the sea by the Knights of Malta—with the Catholic Church’s blessing.

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Monet at work.

March8

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BBC News - Working with Lucian Freud

February6

BBC News - Working with Lucian Freud
Famous for his portraits and nudes, Lucian Freud was one of the most influential artists of his generation. Now, six months after his death, two major exhibitions showcase his distinctive work - at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

During his 20 years as the artist’s assistant, model and friend, David Dawson witnessed the creation of some of Freud’s most celebrated works. Here, as some of his own art also goes on display in Chichester, he gives a unique insight into what life was like in the notoriously private world of Lucian Freud.

Video included.

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