The Biophilia Effect

The Hypothesis called Biophilia Effect is summarised in 'The Universal Principals of Design' as, "Environments rich in nature views and imagery reduce stress and enhance focus and concentration." Edward Osborne…

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Op Art

Op Art is short for Optical Art. It refers to art that creates a perceptual illusion in the frame. This is usually achieved by the calculated placement of a repeated…

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Pleasing Planar Symmetry

As a photographer, we learn right away that repeating patterns make for interesting images. Every workshop has you looking for and making photos where the pattern repeats. We love seeing…

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Ambiguously Intriguing

An artist is always wondering how to push the envelope and create something that engages the audience. While there are many ways of making captivating images, there is one in…

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Rotation Symmetry
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Rotation Symmetry

I had a silly thought that symmetry was simple. After all, the basic element is a simple shape, so it should stand to reason that a symmetry operation would be…

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Layering For Depth

Digital artists heavily use image layering to build a finished work. It is a natural way of bringing ideas together and presenting them with poetic intentions. I've approached this subject…

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Distribution in Composition

Here is a tool to make your abstracts more meaningful.Particularly in abstracts, the distribution of elements in the frame facilitates the viewer’s eye across the image. The eye is drawn…

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The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a design ratio that structures the nature of form. It is a mathematical sequence that frequently appears in nature and is found in art and design.…

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