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Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 23rd, 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
Part 2 was published today on Naturescapes.net: ...

Part 2 was published today on Naturescapes.net:

http://www.naturescapes.net/articles/techniques/how-this-photograph-was-made-grand-canyon-daytime-part-2/

Alain
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 23rd, 2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
Part 2 is ready and will be available soon. I...

Part 2 is ready and will be available soon. I will post the link here as well.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 23rd, 2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
Thank you Asher. Your title is more specific...

Thank you Asher. Your title is more specific than mine. We could also say "Getting to rich sunset from daylight stitched-Grand Canyon pictures converted in lightroom, processed in photoshop,...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 23rd, 2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
Tahnk you Andy. Yes, I do go through all the...

Tahnk you Andy. Yes, I do go through all the color channels. I only showed the yellow for simplicity's sake and because of space limitations.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 22nd, 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
The essay on composition that I mentioned before...

The essay on composition that I mentioned before is now available on NatureScapes.net at this link:
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 2nd, 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
Removing elements is not removing composition.. ...

Removing elements is not removing composition.. Otherwise abstract images wouldn't just be abstract, they would be devoid of composition. And since you cannot not have composition there would be no...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 2nd, 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
I'm working on an essay on composition. I'll post...

I'm working on an essay on composition. I'll post it here, or a link to it, which I think will be better. I'll post here when it is ready.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. October 1st, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
These are nice. I'd argue that there is...

These are nice.

I'd argue that there is composition, but that there is so much of the original subject removed that we reach the level of abstraction, where we no longer know what the subject is...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 22nd, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,690
Posted By Alain Briot
There is a difference between following...

There is a difference between following composition rules blindly and having the knowledge necessary to understand what we are saying with our images. Few things in composition are intuitive. In...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography April 9th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,220
Posted By Alain Briot
Same here. The others come accross as technical...

Same here. The others come accross as technical exercises more than emotionally rich images.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 23rd, 2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Thank you Asher. My question was originally for...

Thank you Asher. My question was originally for Jerome but everyone is welcome to answer it. These are great answers.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 23rd, 2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
So what is your reason for making images?

So what is your reason for making images?
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Why is that? What are the different kinds of...

Why is that? What are the different kinds of salt?
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
To me the concept of raising my standards is tied...

To me the concept of raising my standards is tied with the goal of reaching my full potential. One fosters the other. I have to raise my standards in order to reach my full potential. I'm not...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
What about competing with yourself, with your...

What about competing with yourself, with your previous work, and trying to do better than you did before?

What about photographers who enter photo contests ?

What about photographers who ask...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Exactly. I never mentioned publishing an essay...

Exactly. I never mentioned publishing an essay on raising standards on this forum. I just asked Asher, in the post I linked to above, where was the best location to ask this question. Notice I am...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
? I don't see what I didn't do. This is...

?
I don't see what I didn't do.

This is my original post: "I'd like to start a discussion on the forum about how forum members raise their standards." Here is the link to it:
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
So far. I'm looking forward to more posts about...

So far. I'm looking forward to more posts about how people raise their standards.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Rallying around the flag, the raised standard.

Rallying around the flag, the raised standard.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 22nd, 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Thank you for your answers. They are both useful...

Thank you for your answers. They are both useful and insightful.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Or how much work one wants to put into...

Or how much work one wants to put into converting, processing, optimizing, printing, matting, mounting, framing and marketing the final image. As an example, I have a student who refuses to purchase...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
'Reach your full potential.' Alain Briot

'Reach your full potential.' Alain Briot
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Raising your standards is closely related with...

Raising your standards is closely related with the goal of fullfilling your full potential. Helping students achieve their full potential is my goal when I write essays, publish books and eBooks,...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
You can raise your standards at any level....

You can raise your standards at any level. However, at the highest level, raising your standards is closely tied to being a visionary and wanting to make your vision reality.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 21st, 2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,185
Posted By Alain Briot
Thank you for posting this discussion here. ...

Thank you for posting this discussion here.

Raising your standards is something I take very seriously. It has become my motto and it is featured on my business cards:
...
Forum: Local Photography Shoot June 17th, 2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,309
Posted By Alain Briot
They also shoot a massive number of photographs...

They also shoot a massive number of photographs each year. Last estimate I heard from a pro shooter was upwards of 20,000 photographs added to his collection every year to make it viable. One has...
Forum: Interactive Artist Showcase June 26th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 141
Sticky: Exhibition Quality Pictures for Discussion and Questions: Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee, Guest Artist Photographers
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Posted By Alain Briot
Michael, Nice work and very thoughtful...

Michael,

Nice work and very thoughtful answers to questions.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. June 10th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,357
Posted By Alain Briot
Thoughts and Tips number 1 : Fine art landscape...

Thoughts and Tips number 1 : Fine art landscape photography is about natural light

In Fine Art Landscape Photography, we photograph the light first and the subject second.

This is because the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 8th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,977
Posted By Alain Briot
Nobody kicks a dead dog.

Nobody kicks a dead dog.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 7th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,977
Posted By Alain Briot
That's very important. Without mutual respect...

That's very important. Without mutual respect there can be no contructive criticism. Only resentment comes from a disrespectful critique.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 7th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,977
Posted By Alain Briot
Very true Stuart. At least whatever we did...

Very true Stuart. At least whatever we did generated a reaction! That's far better than having no effect whatsoever.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 7th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,977
Posted By Alain Briot
Doug, Same here. Criticism came my way...

Doug,

Same here. Criticism came my way regardless! Then I had to deal with it. Hence my essay about it because many photographers asked me how to deal with criticism. They still do. I had an...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 7th, 2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,977
Posted By Alain Briot
Another version is: The male guest: I like...

Another version is:

The male guest: I like your daughter.
The father: You like my daughter?
The male guest: That's not what I meant.
The father: You don't like my daughter!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 6th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,636
Posted By Alain Briot
Jerome, The next time you take a class I...

Jerome,

The next time you take a class I recommend asking the teacher about the nature of the critique session. In your instance it seems that all you learned is that your images didn't fit the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. April 6th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,636
Posted By Alain Briot
Understanding Criticism - Essay

Undertstanding Criticism-- Part 1: The Many Faces of Criticism

The first part of a 3-parts essay on Criticism was published on NPN yesterday:
...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 19th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,617
Posted By Alain Briot
My list is my answer :-) I have other answers in...

My list is my answer :-) I have other answers in my books and other essays on composition for those who prefer ad lib writing to lists.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 8th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
Quite literally, we now have been informed of...

Quite literally, we now have been informed of Joe's psychological projections in regards to his image. Personally, I never felt the image was about depression or mental illness and neither have I...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 7th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
Experience speaks.

Experience speaks.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 6th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
I don't think it's a matter of being open vs...

I don't think it's a matter of being open vs closed minded. Rather, it's a matter of seeing images for what they are. Photographs, like all images, have a literal aspect and an interpretational (or...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 5th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
Cody, Yes, the original Rorscharch test is...

Cody,

Yes, the original Rorscharch test is done with ink blots. I am referring to the cultural persception of the Rorscharch test: an opportunity to examine a person's personality characteristics...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 5th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
In that sense this image can work as a Rorschach...

In that sense this image can work as a Rorschach test of sorts, revealing more about the viewer than about the photo itself.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 5th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,138
Posted By Alain Briot
There's nothing for me to ponder in this image. ...

There's nothing for me to ponder in this image. It's a photo of tree reflections with a purple color cast. I took pics this one like this early on when I wanted to be original but didn't know that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 31st, 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,537
Posted By Alain Briot
New Podcast: Celebrating Achievements

A new podcast episode on the importance of celebrating our achievements in art and photography:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Podcast-home.html
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 29th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,030
Posted By Alain Briot
Good idea when faced with a reduced audience. I...

Good idea when faced with a reduced audience. I did the same. I also stopped selling inexpensive products like music CDs. I now let Amazon sell those. Just because the economy is tanking doesn't...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 29th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,030
Posted By Alain Briot
Yes all 'sensible people' will buy your art ;) ...

Yes all 'sensible people' will buy your art ;)

The problem is there's few of them!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 28th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,055
Posted By Alain Briot
Bob, Vision starts with personal taste. It...

Bob,

Vision starts with personal taste. It starts with a conscious awareness of what you like and don't like. One of the first exercises you can do is make a list of what you like and don't like...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 28th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,030
Posted By Alain Briot
Great point Sandrine. Don't go to a show without...

Great point Sandrine. Don't go to a show without a good supply of Deleuze. You'll probably need it!

If you're trapped in the dream of the other, you're ****ed.
Gilles Deleuze
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 27th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,236
Posted By Alain Briot
Bob, Moonrise is a good example of what I...

Bob,

Moonrise is a good example of what I was talking about earlier on the thread. Thanks for bringing it up. It had skipped my mind!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 26th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,236
Posted By Alain Briot
Joe, It's truer now, in this century, as Ken...

Joe,

It's truer now, in this century, as Ken pointed out. Intuition isn't valued as much as an artistic tool. That doesn't mean this has always been the case. It hasn't. Or that everyone...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 26th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,236
Posted By Alain Briot
"The landmarks of 21st century photography thus...

"The landmarks of 21st century photography thus far, unlike the 20th, are non-documentary and very conceptual and synthetic."

That's true.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 26th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,236
Posted By Alain Briot
Good point. Intuition is important. To be...

Good point. Intuition is important. To be honest, I haven't read 'the long planned process' of AK and MR, but long winded doesn't work in art when it comes to doing. You have to listen to your...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 25th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,236
Posted By Alain Briot
The camera is unimportant beyond working properly...

The camera is unimportant beyond working properly and giving you control over what you want to control. What's important is vision. The vast majority of people involved in photography place cameras...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 20th, 2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
I agree. If you haven't yet here's my recent...

I agree. If you haven't yet here's my recent essay on talent, Rethinking Talent:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/rethinking_talent.shtml
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 28th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
I have a friend, also a photographer, whose...

I have a friend, also a photographer, whose business card used to say: "Photography and rock wall building". . . I think the idea was that while photography is a want, rock walls (might) be a need. ...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
Pier-Heckling is particularly unpleasant!

Pier-Heckling is particularly unpleasant!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
It's probably the same. A few artists are...

It's probably the same. A few artists are charlatans, most are ethical. Now they don't all make a good living! That'd be the main difference. But then art is a want, not a need which makes it...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
Exactly. That's what I think too.

Exactly. That's what I think too.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
"I wonder how many radiologists do it for the...

"I wonder how many radiologists do it for the cash or for the true love of medical science technology? To what extent are they whores to their lifestyles?"

Excellent point. People often blame...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 26th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,358
Posted By Alain Briot
One of the challenges of discussing this topic is...

One of the challenges of discussing this topic is keeping one's personal opinion out of the equation, as much as possible, and focusing on facts. Another challenge is not digressing into topics that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 25th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
Having a "genre" such as Fahim Photojournalistic...

Having a "genre" such as Fahim Photojournalistic wedding approach, also helps frame one's composition style. There's things that can be done with this approach that can't be done with other...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"Actually, the problem with being my toughest...

"Actually, the problem with being my toughest critic is that I'm unable to spot which of my images are the best."

I had the same problem. We are our worst critics, both in the sense of being...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"Proclaiming a tougher stance on your product is...

"Proclaiming a tougher stance on your product is largely phony and self-serving."

I agree. Many people who say they are their "toughest critic" produce mediocre work. Either they are not that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"The audience I'm trying to impress is me." ...

"The audience I'm trying to impress is me."

Then an important question is "who are you" or rather "who am I"? There's really no difference from considering who is your audience, except that since...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"BTW, the more crap you carry the worse your...

"BTW, the more crap you carry the worse your photos will get, too. But that's the subject for a different lecture."

Indeed. But most photographers like to carry a lot of "crap"! Getting then to...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
Here's an example: ...

Here's an example:

http://beautiful-landscape.com/OPP/Antelope-Ray-Collage.jpg
Light Bends
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"composition does not necessarily end with taking...

"composition does not necessarily end with taking the shot."

True. Most of my compositions are continued in Photoshop.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 24th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
"How does one do that? (Stop composing and start...

"How does one do that? (Stop composing and start unselfconsciously seeing.)"

Practice, practice, practice ;-)
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 23rd, 2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,412
Posted By Alain Briot
The challenge is to be unselfconscious.

The challenge is to be unselfconscious.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 4th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Hi Nicolas, I agree with you. The Caterham...

Hi Nicolas,

I agree with you. The Caterham 7 is a great car. Same philosophy as Lotus. Performance through weight reduction.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 29th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Actually I wanted to put a Ferrari in the...

Actually I wanted to put a Ferrari in the driveway this year but I preferred buying a 3rd house instead and capitalize on the fantastic prices offered by the Phoenix, Arizona, real estate market. I...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 10th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,846
Posted By Alain Briot
Asher, Isn't what you are asking akin to an...

Asher,

Isn't what you are asking akin to an artist statement? If not, what is the difference (I suppose one needs to know what the goal of an artist statement is to answer that, but I know that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 3rd, 2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Another thing, and that is when I started I...

Another thing, and that is when I started I wasn't confident whether it will bring me success or not. I hope it would, but I didn't know if it could.... What I was confident of however, was that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 3rd, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Hi Ed, For me being myself is the goal,...

Hi Ed,

For me being myself is the goal, first and foremost. I could do a number of other "things" besides what I do, so if I do this (photography, writing, etc.) it is because I like it and it is...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. August 1st, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Thank you Sandrine. That's one of my hobbies. ...

Thank you Sandrine. That's one of my hobbies. When your hobby becomes your profession, you have to find new hobbies!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 31st, 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
And feeds the Lotus too! ...

And feeds the Lotus too!

http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/OPP/Alain's-Lotus.jpg
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 31st, 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Something I forgot to mention about what "big...

Something I forgot to mention about what "big city galleries" want is that I got tired of Postmodernism. Since Postmodern work is what they want, not doing postmodern work means your existence does...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 31st, 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
You don't want to die until you have it all. Why...

You don't want to die until you have it all. Why not? Because you can have it all.

I'm not sure if it is about strength. I think it is more about believing you can do it.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 31st, 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Ed, I agree with what you say. However, I...

Ed,

I agree with what you say. However, I think the goal is not to wonder if someone is watching us or not because there is always someone watching. The goal is to be happy in the situation we...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 30th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
I don't have prejuges, etc. I just express what...

I don't have prejuges, etc. I just express what I like and don't like. I have opinions, that's all. Most people do. Those who don't have no backbone. That's another opinion by the way. Not a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 30th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Cedric, "Am I happy because my mind is...

Cedric,

"Am I happy because my mind is diverted by the entertainment ? Or am i happy because i know and accept life in all its components, even the sadest ones ? Jean-Paul, where are you ?"

I...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 29th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
Asher, Well, it's not so much business...

Asher,

Well, it's not so much business purpose as much as it is life purpose. I modeled my business to my life, not the other way around. I've never photographed negative subjects. I'm just not...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 29th, 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By Alain Briot
To each his own. One of the essential keys to...

To each his own. One of the essential keys to success is thinking positively. I find that social criticism focuses too much on the negative for my taste. Beauty on the other hand focuses on the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 28th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,030
Posted By Alain Briot
Good points. We may also want to differentiate...

Good points. We may also want to differentiate between facts and opinions.

A comment, or critique, that points to how unsharp an image is is based on a fact, that the image is not sharp.

A...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 15th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,320
Posted By Alain Briot
Yes. There is a thin line between minimalism and...

Yes. There is a thin line between minimalism and "nothing"!
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 5th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By Alain Briot
The shooter was very consistent in regards to...

The shooter was very consistent in regards to height but moved slightly from right to left as he emptied his clip. Not a bad spread overall, especially if he was shooting from a moving vehicle.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. November 5th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By Alain Briot
Love it. This sustains the purpose of the whole...

Love it. This sustains the purpose of the whole chapter.
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