photography

[Photography Tips] Best Blogs of 2011

The Best Blogs of 2011   “I love to write my blog. I love to read other people’s blogs. Today’s picks were done by Time Special. Here are the Top Two…and both are “blogs about photography.” Enjoy!    Here’s the #1 Blog – and it “blogs about photography” By Harry McCracken Monday, June 06, 2011 […]

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[Artists] Alma Haser – Photography

Photography – Artist Alma Haser The Portable Exhibition An online wall space showcasing one photographer’s project or body of work each week.     “ I spend a portion of every week looking at emerging artists work. This week I have found one incredible artist whose medium is photography. Alma Haser has a great idea […]

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5 Tips for the Beginner Photographer

5 Tips for the Beginner Photographer Or … A Reminder for the Experienced!   1. Beginner Photographer – Photo Tips “Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment.” It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera […]

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8 Books You Should Own

Do you teach? That’s a question I’m asked weekly. My answer: Only on my blog. But…I learned some of what I know from these artists and their books. Each one is a great teacher! Why did these books make my favorite list?  If you’re wanting to make art…read on. If you wanting  to awaken the lost artist within…read on. If you’re making art…read on. […]

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10 Steps to an Expressive Drawing

Drawing the Model 10 Steps to an Expressive Drawing   MISSION: To find a hidden gem out of an ordinary pose I used  8×10 grey paper ( you can use any size and color that you want) Digital Tools: Round Soft Pastel, Pointed Stump, Real 6B Soft Pencil Now draw a format square off center (for a […]

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Should I turn down the commission?

I received an email with a commission to do a painting of the family standard poodle.  Included with the email were 4 photos of the dog. I opened the email, and there was a dog with no eyes, just headlights …red eye would have been better! Here are the reference photos: I emailed back and asked […]

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Drawing From the Model -Quick Sketches

Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series Meet Model S Quick Sketching – Short Poses I have chosen Pose #6 for todays drawings. They are all short poses, from 1 to 10 minutes. Quick sketching is the warm up process. Usually done on newsprint paper, the model does a series of one minute poses for a 20 […]

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Drawing from the Model – Session 1

      Have you ever attended a Life Drawing Workshop? Drawing from the model is a weekly ritual for most figure and portrait artist.  I invite you to be part of this journey. Come into my studio, meet the model and look over my shoulder.  A new model or new pose each week, and a look into […]

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