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Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Design Fundamentals - Negative Space Layout -  I show students Man Ray's photograms - then students collaborate to create a complex room installation of found objects - I like to use tape to create interesting cross-contour relationships - then get students to look through a view finder and create a negative/positive shape drawings

Design Fundamentals - Negative Space Layout - I show students Man Ray's photograms - then students collaborate to create a complex room installation of found objects - I like to use tape to create interesting cross-contour relationships - then get students to look through a view finder and create a negative/positive shape drawings

“That’s what you saw,” the provost said evenly, “but that’s not what happened” | Illusion | chapter 82

“That’s what you saw,” the provost said evenly, “but that’s not what happened” | Illusion | chapter 82

When I opened my own studio, that notion of "getting in there" for images was one of the many lessons that stuck with me, especially with children's photography.  Unlike when I'm photographing adults, kids don't seem to mind when you encroach on their personal space.  Especially younger kids.  I sit on the grass or the beach or the living room floor and encourage little ones to come over to me (maybe ask them to show me something on their outfit or in their hands).  While they're nearby, I…

When I opened my own studio, that notion of "getting in there" for images was one of the many lessons that stuck with me, especially with children's photography. Unlike when I'm photographing adults, kids don't seem to mind when you encroach on their personal space. Especially younger kids. I sit on the grass or the beach or the living room floor and encourage little ones to come over to me (maybe ask them to show me something on their outfit or in their hands). While they're nearby, I…

photo examples of line, shape, texture, positive/negative space, repetition, and contrast.   principles and elements of design. art teacher / art education / photography

photo examples of line, shape, texture, positive/negative space, repetition, and contrast. principles and elements of design. art teacher / art education / photography

Four part series on photography basics. Aperture, shutter speed...

What the Heck is an Aperture? Part One.

this image is a great example of negative space, I really like how simple the image is and there is even a hint of using leading lines.

this image is a great example of negative space, I really like how simple the image is and there is even a hint of using leading lines.

Lesson Plan, Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s Empowerment in Syria

Lesson Plan: Religion in Culture & Politics: Women's Empowerment in Syria

Story Title: The Dirt Road  **  Lesson link http://pinterest.com/elaseminars (Photo source link provided below)

Story Title: The Dirt Road ** Lesson link http://pinterest.com/elaseminars (Photo source link provided below)

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WIDE OPEN SPACES : CAPTURING YOUR SUBJECT AND HIGHLIGHTING YOUR BACKGROUND

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