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Robert Mapplethorpe Self-Portrait Composition Adam Marelli Photography Workshops

Great Compositions: Robert Mapplethorpe

Classical Influence


Natural Light Portraits

Anytime, Anywhere


What We Can Learn from Movie Composition

Four Major Techniques

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Getting Us There

How to Bring a Discovery to Life

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What is Cultural Photography?

Finding a Way to Describe Your Work

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Makers & Craftsmen: Buaisou of Tokushima, Japan

Discovering Real Indigo in Tokushima

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Do Your Pictures Need Botox?

Lightroom or Photoshop?

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Unexplored Japan: The Enchanted Forests of Iya Valley

Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Island Region, Japan

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Introducing the A\MARELLI x Chapman Camera Bag

Perfecting the Classic Shoulder Bag


The Artists of Light: Titian

An Early Pioneer of Capturing Light on a Canvas

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The Artists of Light: Rembrandt van Rijn

The Delicate Relationship Between Age and Lighting

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The Artists of Light: Caravaggio

An Early Cult Figure


The Artists of Light: Georges de La Tour

Painting Figures in Candlelight

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Unexplored Japan: Tokushima and the Seto Inland Sea

Shikoku Island, Japan


The Artist's Library: Brain Pickings

"Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists"

British Musuem


Resources and Recommendations for Photographers

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Three Myths About Finding Your Photography Style

How do you develop your own style?

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Simone Righi Talks Style With the Florence Workshop

Style – what is it, where does it come from, and is it something you are just born with?

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Manila, Philippines

1 Uneven Happiness Detail

Bending the Format of Photography

What if there is more to see?

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Jama Masjid Delhi, India

Jama Masjid (mosque) in Old Delhi with Vineet Vohra


The Role Vignetting Plays in Your Photographs

Vignetting is one of those words that everyone has heard, but you might have questions on whether you understand it or use it correctly.

Accademia in Florence by Adam Marelli

365 Days, 52 Weeks - How many photos?

Many photographers struggle to make time to take pictures consistently.


In Search of Michelangelo

It is no secret that I am a great admirer of Michelangelo.


Matera Workshop Review

A teacher myself, I found a master educator in Adam Marelli.


What did the Impressionists do for photography?

Freedom from the past


A Philosophy on Editing

Photo editing is like salt in cooking


Makers & Craftsmen: Yusuke Matsubayashi of Asahiyaki, Japan

Along the Uji River, south of Kyoto, you will find the legendary ceramic workshop of Asahiyaki.


Why Consistency Matters More Than Talent

Consistency Matters More Than Talent


The Who’s Who of Color Theory

The world of color and who made it possible


Under the Ice with Johanna Nordblad

What we can learn about story telling from a video


What is Color Theory Really?

What Photographers Are Never Told About Color Theory

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The Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-Ji

Kyoto, Japan

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How to Post-Process for a Blue Sky

Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.

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Why RAW Photos Are Always Over Saturated

RGB Over Saturation

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Exploring Abandoned Cities

Matera, Italy

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The Importance of the Background

Look beyond the subject

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Constantin Brancusi’s Studio

How does an artist create?

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Naval History Museum Venice, Italy

Museo Storico Navale

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The Four Types of Pictures We All Take

What if there was an easier way of looking at things that actually helped us figure out what to shoot?

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How to Find Good Light by Looking in the Shadows

The easiest way to find good light is to look for shadows

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The Fear of Throwing Out Your Work

An Ironic Twist to Becoming a Better Photographer

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Is It Ever Too Late to Start Photography?

Overcoming Limiting Mindsets


The Geometry of Art and Life

What should I read to learn about composition?


Learning 1% of the 10,000 Hours Rule

Experience is essential to mastering, not learning, a skill.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder The Tower of Babel (Rotterdam)

Opening the Ivory Tower of Art

Making art accessible to all.

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Is Composition a Gift or a Skill?

Learning to speak the language of images

1 The Parthenon Fredric Edwin Church

Camera Set Up for the Four Types of Pictures

Understanding starting aperture and minimum shutter speeds for different types of shots.

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Rembrandt Lighting

Where does it come from and how can you use it?

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The Fear of Missing Out

Is it holding your photography back?

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Edit Sequence

Do you really need workflow?

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