Article By – Chinar Tekchandani & Apurv Jadhav
The word aesthetic literally stands for being concerned with beauty or appreciation of beauty. It is the core principle that defines a photograph’s pleasant qualities. It includes factors such as balance, color, pattern, movement, etc. A photograph that represents itself aesthetically well, will catch the eye of the viewer. But, making a photograph aesthetic is a challenge in itself.
It’s very important to portray beautiful photographs as they will have a relatable and deeper impact on the person who’s viewing them. It will make the artwork more impactful and the artist’s meaning more relevant and easy to understand.
In order to learn how to make a photograph aesthetically acceptable, it’s necessary to learn about the various principles of aesthetics. Some of these principles include the creation of an attractive bias, defining the functionalities, usage of timeless rules, and remembering the context of your photograph. The more you read up about these principles, the more you’ll understand how to apply them to your images.
Photography has come a long way from the past, from the time when there weren’t any sophisticated instruments to a time where every little detail can be catered for. Study the images or videos of people who’re older and more senior to you and try to understand their perception in terms of how they make their images appealing. Go through their older pictures and the current ones to imbibe the changes they went through and applied.
With all of this, also go through images of younger artists to understand the current trends. Age here isn’t an important aspect. However, the experience can make a massive difference. The trends of aesthetics have changed over a period of time. Try to find out what suits you the most and what kind of visual creations would you be able to apply to your images.
Understanding framing types and their principles by watching more and more art films can help you develop a better aesthetic sense. Try to screenshot the scenes that you like and figure out what it is about the aesthetics in that scene that you like the most. See if you can apply something similar or try to come up with an idea from the scene and make your images more meaningful. Recreating others’ images isn’t the same as copying, however, make sure that you always give credit. That will help you achieve more and boost the other person’s morale. Try to add a special touch or a unique feature to your artwork instead of blindly recreating it. Improvise however you’d like to. You can even recreate the same image differently multiple times.
NEVER stop learning. The more you practice and learn, the farther you will go.