Do you want to create some fine art photography of your own? I have specialized in fine art photography for quite some time! I will give you my top 10 favorite tips for DIY fine art photography. You can use these tips to create your own beautiful portraits and photographs. Are you just an everyday ordinary mom with a camera or a seasoned photographer, these tips will help you either way!
DIY Fine art photography tips 1-5.
Have a vision.
Number one would be to have a vision, to create a true fine art piece, you must first have a vision of what you want the result to be. Two, Know your camera. To be able to create a fine art photograph your going to need to know how to run your camera in manual mode, not preset modes. Step three study the color wheel. In my opinion you need to know what colors go well together and what colors don’t. Your whole photo overall needs to go together, and what makes a perfect shot is the color combinations! Number four know the subject you are going to be shooting, it doesn’t have to be a person, it can be anything you find intriguing! Obviously, I chose children and pets as my sole purpose, but you can literally chose any subject and turn it into a piece of art! Step number five Gather minimal props, fine art photography is all about the subject and the art of it. Try not to distract the intended subject with props, I see many photographers do this.
Important steps 6-10.
You can create anything you put your mind to.
Number six would be to take your time; you don’t need to rush the process. If your subject isn’t in the perfect lighting or something is just off hold off for a different day. Nothing should ever be rushed when creating art. Step seven, get in your creative mode. You will want to have somewhat of a creative mind, you can’t just acquire an artistic vision, you must be artistic. Number eight know your lighting. Lighting is a very important aspect of any type of photography. Study lighting to better understand that. The best way to do so is by watching how light shines on subjects and where shadows develop. Step number nine know what and how you want to capture it and add in your own artistic thoughts. You can browse one million ideas on Pinterest or even google, but how do you make yourself unique and stand out? You must use your creative thoughts to add in your own unique ideas or to create something totally new. For the last step, step number ten you’re going to want to study photoshop. Photoshop is an important tool to editing portraits. There are many tutorials on YouTube that you can watch!
The end of DIY fine art photography tips.
Make it fun, this can help you pursue your creative thoughts. If you have a vision follow through with it, and don’t give up. You must have an idea of how you want to the end piece to be. Everything with it will mesh for a drastic piece of work. For inspiration follow my work on Instagram!