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The "Rule of Thirds" ~ Really?

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The "Rule of Thirds" ~ Really?

The "Rule of Thirds" is a popular rule-of-thumb in image composition. It encourages you to place your image's Center-of-Interest at or very near one of the points where lines cross when you divide your image frame into three parts, both horizontally and vertically. For example: This "Rule" is so pervasive that camera manufacturers often include such lines in the camera's viewfinder. Like many other Cliche's this "Rule" does have a factual basis. Many pleasing images do indeed adhere to this "Rule", whether by design or by accident. However, you should use Rules-of-Thumb to inform your creativity, not to control it....

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Looking Ahead...

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Looking Ahead...

Here's a look ahead as we expand from selling only our downloadable 'Art Head Start' series of eBooks to also providing products for Artists. Our first Collection of Products for Artists is called 'Electronics for Artists' and the first product in that Collection is a fine 15" Digital Picture Frame. In future, we want to introduce  3D Printers for Artists and other electronic items of value to Artists. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Until next time....      Cheers!      _jim coe

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'Poetic License' ~ Really?

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'Poetic License' ~ Really?

In creating art there is supposed to be something called 'Poetic License'. Artists don't get to put this license on their car or in their wallet. But they all put it to use just the same. What is this license for? What does it let you artists get away with? I propose that Poetic License lets you mess with the truth - to a limited extent. If you are good enough, it grants you the power of some limited amount of "Willing Suspension of Disbelieve" from your viewers. That is, if they are at all "sophisticated". If so, they willingly...

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FREE Stuff for Artists

FREE Stuff for Artists

I've just added a page with more free software products for artists. These include Image Editors and several very useful utility programs ~ all FREE. Some I've mentioned before, but all useful.      Until next time - Enjoy!      _jim coe

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Just Added Our Terms & Policies page

Just Added Our Terms & Policies page

Not the most fun thing a webmaster can do, but a necessary chore. What am I talking about? The legaleze every website must have - the 'Policies & Terms of Service' page. Happily there is 'boiler plate' text available online for a correct legal page, with minor modifications. WordPress even has a plugin to automatically add such a page. I expect Shopify has an app as well. And so, another chore off my To-Do (or Do-Do?) list. On a happier note ~ I also added a 'Help Center' to answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please let me know (on our...

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