Don McCullin: A Tate Britain Retrospective / Review & Thoughts

The gallery is busy, but a strange hush has fallen upon the onlookers. People only speak in whispers, as if the photographs can hear your conversations. The atmosphere is one of respect and appreciation. Don McCullin’s work has captured the emotions of the crowd. The spectrum of humanity shown in the images commands the room to silently observe. Haunting, powerful and desperate; the photography moves you in its harsh reality. The onlookers slowly shuffle around the gallery in lines, following the narrative of each of Don’s collections. You either leave overwhelmed or amazed by humanities’ ability to bitterly endure…

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Photographic Inspiration: What can we learn from Rembrandt?

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. As a modern day photographer, what can we learn from one of the greatest portrait painters to have ever lived? What can we use from his artistic thought process, approach and application in our own creative endeavours?

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Photography 101: The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is the most basic and widely taught ‘rule’ of composition within photography. The origins of this concept were heavily exercised within renaissance painting. It is a rule which can be applied to every image that you ever take, in any scenario. Learn how and when to use the rule of thirds in your own photography!

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