5 of the most important principles of aesthetics in photography and how to use it
I recently received a message from someone who said he likes my photos, but in his opinion, unfortunately, these photos do not have a “photographic look”. This led me to think of writing an article on the principles of aesthetics in photography and their relationship to photography.
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When we talk about aesthetics, we mean that some things are pleasing and beautiful to us and some are not. It does not matter what these items are; A photo, painting or sculpture.
One of the things that often happens when discussing the quality of photos is that people are aware of their photographic abilities and therefore think that they can not judge a photo or image correctly. But I think everyone can comment on a photo and say whether they like it or not. You do not need to be an expert to convey your opinions.
There is no difference between a photographer and others in his ability to recognize and pay attention to beauty; Rather, the photographer is the one who can explain why some elements are eye-catching and others are not. Understanding aesthetics is ingrained in all of us, everyone can see beauty but only a few are able to analyze a photo and explain the combination techniques to create a beautiful and good image.
These techniques are not just for photography; They are also important in many other fields. For example, the golden ratio is important not only in photography or painting, but also in architecture, mathematics and even in the arrangement of flowers. This means that we can use these universal laws to create images that are visually harmonious to most people.
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The viewer’s eye is automatically guided by lines and other geometric shapes. Leading lines help to emphasize the subject and make these subjects the center of attention. If the natural movement of the eye can follow these lines and end in the subject, the viewer will feel very harmonious. On the other hand, dealing with this trend is very stressful.
2. The Rule of Thirds
The ratio of one third is slightly different from the ratio of gold and is a kind of approximation that divides the image into three areas. It is often best to keep your main subject out of the center of the photo. This is not only applicable in a horizontal dimension, but also on the left and right and in a vertical slope from bottom to top.
The ratio gives us a third of the four intersections (left and top, right and top, bottom left and bottom right) where we can ideally place our subject. When shooting in the street and using superior coordinates, it allows us to show more and better subjects and make them the best focal points.
Geometric symbols in photography help control the flow of images. These symbols provide a basic framework for the viewer. Since shapes such as circles and triangles do not have a dead end and a closed end, they create a dynamic and flowing movement in the image.
4- Rule of Odds
The image above shows three subjects forming a triangle together; But it is not only the existence of three subjects that is pleasing to the viewer; If there are 5 or 7 interesting points in your photo, its aesthetic values will increase dramatically.
The psychology of these individual numbers tells us that even subjects are very easy to form and can easily put pairs together (for example, 2, 4, 6, etc.) and this is interesting and interesting for our brain. is not.
5. Breaking Symmetry
Taking a symmetrical photo is a good achievement; But it is very easy to understand an image that is 100% symmetrical and does not require any special challenge. To take a more interesting photo, you can easily shoot a subject that is not on a perfectly smooth and symmetrical surface.
The combined elements mentioned in this article can help you create images that give the viewer a more aesthetic sense. In addition, you do not need extraordinary and exceptional eyes to see beautiful photos. Remember that we all have this aesthetic sense, the only difference is in the ability to explain and recreate eye-catching images or paintings.
On the other hand, the basic rules of photography are not made by thoughtful brains, but just find an easy way to avoid a lot of chaos in photography. In other words, just because your photo has an aesthetic aspect does not automatically make it a great photo. Using the principles and rules of photography provides you with an ideal framework to take beautiful and attractive photos in that format.
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