Understanding the subject


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Understanding the subject

The heart of a photograph, as well as a painting, is its subject. A common mistake when photographing the subject is to make it too small within the overall image. I am going to go over a few things that show you how you can enhance an image and make it the center of your painting in a few short steps. And all of these are preparatory elements that we do still while dealing with the photograph prior to taking it into the painting process. Now this is a photograph I shot with my iPhone camera, so it's no great camera.

It does record images nicely, I'd have to admit that, but it's not the same as a DSLR. However, when you're translating a photograph into a painting you don't need a high-end camera by any means to do this kind of interpretation. So even a iPhone camera is an appropriate acquisition device for elements that you're going to use for the subject of a painting. Now, the first thing I did here when I photographed--and it's got a few mistakes. Let's...

Understanding the subject
Video duration: 7m 16s 4h 0m Intermediate

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Understanding the subject provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Street Scene

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Design
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Photoshop
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