Art for photographers
You might be thinking about how art reinforces the profession of photography. Well, let us look at the basic definition of the term first. Photography can be simply described as the “art” of creating durable images or moments which is employed in various fields of business, art, film production, and mass communication. Apart from these professional and recreational purposes, it is also a passion and hobby for many people.
Both photography and drawing/painting use the same fundamental elements of visual art. These include considerations such as space, line, color, balance, depth, texture, and compositional arrangements. Any good piece of artwork comes with a similar understanding of each of these aspects of art and implements them within the creation methods. Photographers can drastically change the outcome of an image by choosing various cameras, lenses, film, and the framing and timing of a shot. Drawing provides the foundational elements needed to better understand what you’re looking at or trying to accomplish. Learning to draw and paint are essential skills for individuals in all creative industries. Drawing is a great way to train your eye in terms of composition and light. If you take the time to look at something and draw it you are training your brain to see how it fills the frame, and how light interacts with the shape. It helps you see and appreciate it through the lens of the location or when you are setting up lights in the studio. It will ultimately make you a better photographer in the long run. Art classes also help you to strengthen your hand-eye coordination and psychomotor skills which is very helpful when retouching your photo work and editing it. The discussions of artworks, their meaningful interpretations, and understanding of modern psychology and art history lessons are incredibly important for a photographer as they provide a lot of historical context and inspiration. Many photographers are influenced by history, literature, and science. They work with history to recreate and restore heritages, architectures, places, or other cultural and traditional treasures of our society. Interactive art sessions will also help with communication in the commercial world for marketing purposes. Being able to quickly thumbnail out a sketch for a composite or a sketch for a storyboard is incredibly useful in helping bridge the gap between the creative and the client.
Like all other skills, drawing is reinforced by practice. Practice and always consider how drawing could benefit you in the future to become more professional in the fields of photography. Learning all the art forms will enhance your observations, and perceptions and make you more skilled in designing the visual as well as technical aspects of photography.
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