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If you are involved in the art of photography, visual marketing, sculpture, painting, design or filmmaking, in fact, anything that has to do with shapes and grabbing people’s attention, this site is for you.
About Me And The Content Of This Blog
Up until 2015, I have been a teacher at the school of photography, television and film production in Denmark for 15 years. Besides teaching the obvious technical skills, like photography, video editing, handling and knowledge about the equipment and the software, which are all crucial and essential, you can say that those things will be partially outdated after technology and software changes. The things I will focus on here, are skills that will never become outdated meaning that you can use them for the rest of your life.
In this blog, I want to share with you the skills and information that probably is new to most of you, even though they have been discovered and brought to the eye of the public since the 1930s by a man named William Mortensen.
William Mortensen’s books and pictures today seems a little antique, but the essence of the theory and formulas is very much alive and the theories behind the formula have also been backed up by neuroscience and used as a powerful tool with great success by many kinds of artists throughout times.
A Little Story About My Former Colleague
My former colleague, Master Rudi Hass, who has taught photography in almost 40 years, one day stumbled upon some articles and the science behind William Mortensen’s theories and started implementing and refine them into the photographic education, and over time they became the backbone of the education.
When my colleague Rudi Hass retired, I guess he felt that somehow he needed to make all that knowledge more understandable and accessible. So the old and wise Rudi Hass started to work on a 499 pages masterpiece that was printed in only 2000 copies and unfortunately only in Danish.
What Can You Expect From This Blog
So what you can expect of this blog is the essential extracts of that important masterpiece of a book and my knowledge working with these same skills as a teacher during 15 years at the school of photography, television and film production in Denmark.
I can assure you, dear reader, that these skills you are about to take in, will never grow to be outdated like the knowledge of equipment and software.
It will take some time before these skills will become a natural part of you, but your journey towards it will start instantly, you will naturally begin to recognize it, or the lack of it, in photos, paintings, sculptures, and many other art objects.
Enjoy the journey!