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Friday, August 23, 2019

Creatively using shadows and lighting for dynamic nighttime photos

Nighttime photography can be an exhilarating and adventurous experience. The contrast of dark shadows and bright lights create new challenges and dynamic outcomes. The...

Employing rule of thirds teaches compositional balance

The rule of thirds is another of the most basic and fundamental compositional techniques employed in visual art. As such, this keystone element of...
View of downtown Minneapolis from Loring Park with Loring Pond in the foreground. A shirtless man seeks relief from the sun on a shaded bench.

Eight depth cues to enhance composition

Depth cues are perhaps the most impactful visual elements in photography because environmental objects provide viewers with additional context and clear meaning. Newspaper producers...

Lines guide the mood and composition of a photograph

Effectively using lines to control a photograph's composition sets the scene for the viewer. Leading lines guide the eye through a photograph, drawing attention...
Minnehaha Falls flowing into a mug

Forced perspective requires practice and an open mind

Forced perspective is a technique that creates illusions and produce an array of different effects with strategic use of environmental context and other cues....