Thann Clark

contrast and color

Directing The Eye Part 2 – Contrast And Color

The visual elements that direct the eye are: Contrast, Color, Focus, and Size (balance). Contrast and Color are two elements you have control over during the shooting process and in post. In this article...
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,...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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 part 3

Directing the Eye Part 3 – Focus by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 3 - Focus Using focus to direct the eye is taken for granted — so much so its effect can often go unnoticed — but its pull is absolute. Focus might...