We often hear people calling themselves fine art photography maestros, but are they actually what they claim to be? Over the years the digital photography has taken new turns and achieved milestones that seemed unattainable. Anyone can take a great picture with a camera, however, how do they convert their photography into art.
People say that there is a fine line between photography and art, although we believe that these very photographs can be converted into pieces of fine arts with the right products and imagination. Even though the mass production and availability of photographs has devalued this particular form of art, the elevation in visual standards and variety has benefited all of us greatly.
The visual interpretation of any place or a scene isn’t always the same for everyone. The beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, what may be breath-taking for one can easily be ordinary for others. However, the image itself doesn’t have to do much with its beauty. There is always the editing card that you can play to make a disastrous image turn into a masterpiece. You cannot always rely on your editing skills though, there needs to be something to work on.
If you are an aspiring photographer or a graphic designer, there are few things that you need to consider. To make your pictures look beautiful and artistic, here are a few things and basics that you must know inside out.
A composition is one of the most important aspects of a photographer. The Fine Art Collective Vol. 1 discusses a total of 10 photographers, who in their interviews talk in depth about the aspects of composition. Many amateur photographers or beginners only know about the rules of thirds or leading lines, however, there is a lot more to composition than that. The complete guide allows you to understand a picture’s focal points, space, lines, light, curves, and shadows. You may often notice that some images catch your attention instantly while others fail to get through you. It is only because of the way you have set the entire composition of your picture.
Time-lapse photography establishes your mark as a professional photographer in the photography world. Time-lapse is not a result of capturing something spontaneously, for time-lapse proper planning is required. One wrong move can jeopardize the entire work. You can learn through the in-depth guide to shoot, process and render time-lapse movies and images using a DSLR. This comprehensive guide will allow you to learn in three different ways such as diagrams, reading chapters and walkthroughs.
Unlike Google results that complicate and confuse the amateur photographer, this manual provides a step by step guide for all your time-lapse photographic problems. It enhances the knowledge of professional photographers and works as a learning platform for new photographers.
In the world of photography, nothing is considered to be wrong. You need to look out for the things that catch your attention. Catherine Scrivener is one artist featured in Collective Vol. 1 who believes that small moments make the most. Going into detail and capturing it has been her forte. She recommends that to everyone in her interview.
Light and Shadows
Reflections and Shadows, these two make the most beautiful and artistic images. Capturing the cityscape in broad day light or using a night pole is Caitlin Teal’s favourite. Her interview in the vol. 1 will help you understand the essence and beauty of street photography.
Another artist whose name pops up when we talk about street photography is Alex Coghe. His work is super interesting and gives you all the cool vibes you expect to have any form of street photography.
The Non-Standard Photos
In The Fine Art Collective Vol. 2 there are interviews with 10 other amazing photographers who have come forward to help you understand what their work is about. It includes the reasons behind their inspiration and the problems they faced earlier.
Artists like Bang Sangyeok and Tomasz Lazar believe in capturing moments and images that are more realistic. Their images are not standard and posed. They encourage taking pictures that are more on the experimental side and not typical.
The Ultimate Edit Guide
The Fine Art Collective Vol. 2 features another artist Matt Kloskowski, the best-selling author talks about Lightroom and Photoshop in his interviews. These two are the basic software that all rising photographers must know. You can transform and manipulate your images using these two. Shaena Mallett encourages photographers to go out with their cameras and capture the unexpected.
Fine art photos need to have an emotional connection otherwise it’s just plain photography and nothing special. Some people believe that fine art photography is entirely based on the artist’s vision while others believe it is an outcome of emotional connection. It allows the photographer to reach out to the general masses and make a connection through their art. Unlike others who believe that photography is not a form of arts, we believe that photography is, in fact, the epitome of modern art. It might not be protected under 12 layers of glass, but we believe that an image can say a thousand words. People who understand this genre of arts, know its value and importance in the modern world. If you are someone who is looking for finding the right way or techniques to become a fine art photographer then feel free to take notes and get started right away.