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Directing The Eye

Directing the Eye Part 4 – Size by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 4 - Size When we talk about size in a photograph we are actually talking about relationships; either the relation of the subject to the frame, or its relation to something...
Kelly Portrait

The Power of Face-ism

The term “face-ism” and the concept comes from a study on gender bias in the way men and women are portrayed in photographs*. Researchers studied magazines and media and found that photographs of men...
Teacher of Photography

The Hidden Teacher Of Photography

In his book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell writes that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master an art, sport, or instrument. He tells of certain people lucky enough to access special training or circumstances,...
What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn’t Make You Stronger Kills You by Thann Clark

What Doesn’t Make you Stronger, Kills You. What you should know about critiques.   Anyone attempting anything creative has to face criticism.  Whether you are seeking an informed opinion, or dealing with online comments, the words can sting. ...
Rule of thirds

Forget the Rule of Thirds by Thann Clark

Composition is the soul of photography, but not an easy subject to master, and not one that can be learned by following simple rules. The first thing inevitably taught in photographic composition is “The...
Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures

Photographers are visual people, it is safe to say we are among the most visual people there are. As a group we are the least likely to think about how words and language affect...
Great Artists Don't Steal

Great Artists Don’t Steal by Thann Clark

“Good artists copy, great artists steal” - Pablo Picasso "Great artists steal” is an intriguing quote, but is it really true? What kind of theft are we actually talking about? Were Picasso, Dali, and Matisse...
directing the eye

Directing the Eye Part 1 – Psychological Elements by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 1 - Psychological Elements Composition is the art of arranging things in a photograph to achieve the maximum impact. It is affected by where you choose to place objects, how you pose...
Sigma 12-24mm

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens Review by Thann Clark

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens Review by Thann Clark I am picky when it comes to wide-angle lenses, I'm not a big fan of fish-eye, or ultra-wide lenses, there is usually too much distortion...
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Directing the Eye Part 5 – Putting It All Together by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 5 - Putting It All Together by Thann Clark We have covered the psychological elements that naturally direct the eye: faces, eyes, pattern interruption, text and the visual elements: contrast, color, focus,...