The Art of Photography: Explore the World through the Images

Visual images are taking over the internet because we are obsessed with beautiful photographs. It takes us to a time that we either have experienced or wish that we could. A picture can speak a thousand words and every one interprets an image in their own way. It depends on what it means to you in that moment. The same image can mean something else just minutes later. If you look at a photographers biography, you will start to understand their style and sometimes even the person they are.

A picture can display a still or moving image and only a good photographer can display it in the way it is visualized. It definitely is a skill and a gift to take pictures that takes people’s breaths away. Many novices go and study the art of photography because of the complexity that comes with it. If you are serious about your craft, there are always some lessons and tips that can improve the shots you take. Let’s have a look at what the art of photography really is.

Lighting

One of the most important factors when it comes to photography will always be lighting. If you do not have the perfect light, your image might not come out the way you envisioned.  It all depends on the emotion you want to communicate through the image. Some shots come out beautifully under natural light, while others need a bit more depth and contrast. You can create this by investing in some good lighting equipment. This is how you set your images apart from the rest. Your photographer portfolio length will also increase as your confidence in your photos become apparent.

Persistence

Even if your first attempt did not work out the way you wanted it to, you should practice a little patience. Sometimes it takes a little longer than anticipated and takes a few more shots than you thought. At the end, it is going to be worth it when you get it right. The art of photography includes persistence because you cannot stop until the pictures communicates with the audience it was intended for. Sometimes you have to leave the shoot for a while and come back with a fresh mind and new patience. If you believe that the end result will be worth the trouble, then you definitely cannot quit.

Editing

There was a time when you could simply take a shot and what you have is it. Now, we are fortunate enough to have access to some great editing software. This is for what you want to add that little extra touch. The expectations are high for photographers right now because everyone has some kind of filter on their mobile phones. Good editing software sets you apart from the average person with access to a filter. There is something different about photographer photos and those taken by a 12 year old with no experience. Tweaking an image to display what you had in mind is not cheating. It is simply part of the art and a great way to express yourself.

Painting

Photographers are not painters for sure, but if you think about all the work that goes into a good image, it seems similar. You want to use your art to create a painting. You can use motion or still images. Panoramic and perspective photography can say so much. There are no shortcuts when it comes to being the best in your industry. A painter can change what is painted by the way the end result should look. The same goes for photographers. Manipulating an image is simply allowing it to communicate what you need it to.

Eras

Creating images that takes us back to a time that we have never experienced is an art. A photographer should be able to take a picture right now and transform it into something that looks like it was taken decades ago. A lot of people love this kind of art and it is an exploration to many. Vintage images are making a comeback as we reflect on the times we wish we lived. If you believe that you should have been born in the 1920’s and a photographer can help you capture an image as if you were, that’s magical.

Conclusion

Living in a world where we want results instantly, everyone just takes their own pictures. There is however still a growing market for professional photographers. We can only do so much without mobile phones before we hire the services of professionals. This is great news if you are studying towards becoming one of the best. Equip yourself with enough knowledge to start your career on a high. It does take a lot of hard work to get there, but in the end it is worth it.

 

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A Final year PGDM student at TAPMI, Manipal, Sambit Mohanty is a passionate photographer who loves traveling when he is not busy studying to be the next big Management guru :)