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The Importance of Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Often, amateur photographers are tempted to just swipe out their wide angle and take a huge sweeping shot from a stunning vista.  235 more words

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Gestalt Theory - and how Photographers Use it

Gestalt theory is a type of psychology that determines how humans tend to see things and organize things together in a chaotic world.  Many of the compositional techniques we use today in photography are derived from these principles. 355 more words

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Where to Place Focal Points

When we start out in photography, we all learn the rule of thirds, that we should place our focal points at the 4 intersecting points.  Here are some more methods for placing your focal points. 169 more words

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Honing your Eye for Composition

When I started in photography, I quickly learned all the rules of composition, like the rule of thirds, leading lines, and what not.  But I felt like it wasn’t enough. 217 more words

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No, No, No Fish = ?

In Advanced Composition, we play a version of Pictionary to help us master our course vocabulary.

As soon as the student who drew this turned around, her group yelled: Fallacies!   36 more words

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Fail Successfully

So, here is another advanced comp assignment I did. Another timed essay. Here it is, complete as I submitted it. I wrote it on why failing is more advantageous than success. 659 more words

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When Pen Is Put to Paper

So, this is another piece of writing I did for Advanced Composition. It technically is still a draft but I figure I’ve edited it enough to post here. 758 more words

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