Digital photography is changing its way out nowadays. Internet has given birth to a new category of photography called the fine art photography.
Here are a few essentials to become a fine art photographer:
Before your work turns out to be a fine art, you should have a prior vision of how will your work look likes.
Fine art is all about an emotion, a message or an idea. The artist always has something to convey by the way of their work. The idea or message can be just a single word or a whole sentence. It can be like a hypothesis.
The work you are using to demonstrate the idea and vision must have consistency in it. When you put all of your work together, it should have similarities. Therefore artists use same technique and medium for each of their idea.
At the end, the body of your work will show your technique, subjects and ideas. If your images are displayed in a gallery, there should be uniformity in all of them.
An explanation in brief of what you created, what is all about, and how it has been created is needed at an end. The artists’ statements will help you to figure out the intentions of the artist and his reasons of creating that work.
DEVELOPING YOUR SELF TO BE A FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER??
Here is all you need to do:
Putting your ideas all together
Sit down and write down your ideas.
- Regarding which topics you are passionate for?
- What message you want to convey through your art?
- Which subjects you want to pick up for your photography?
- What techniques you want to employ?
Just write down whatever strikes your mind. May be it is not making sense, but don’t worry. Be free to write and start to do it. These ideas will provide directions to you.
Deciding the topic
Don’t choose topics of social and political consciousness. Work on some motivational topics.
Work on your technique
Keep the technique same for all images. Start experimenting to get the best and a unique technique for your art work. Cohesive portfolio can be created as it looks great and connects all your photos together while displaying.
The artist statement
It should be written in a language that goes well with your art world or what we call as art speak. It should sound very good. The artist statement is the thing that is taken care of while your work is being displayed.
The work should represent what you are passionate for. Don’t bother about what others think of it. Think of doing your work as you want it should be and do it as long as you enjoy it.