Photography is a Craft vs Art
As creative minds, we always need to go through pathways and tasks of improving our skills. The details of the chaotic ride vary for everyone. Whether it is the craft or art in photography, it has greater importance. Let’s see how and why?
Art is perceived differently by any two different persons. In the case of Photography too, no two images of the same subject and location can be the same for any two photographers. The art and artistic approach towards capturing each image makes it unique and well defined.
What is Craft in Photography?
The knowledge about photography that we gain is all about the craft in Photography. The blend of technical knowledge and practical application of the same makes the photography a real passion for many of us.
Craft in photography can be divided into two parts. The gear you use and how you use it.
Craftsman, it is a tool to curve.
The brush is the tool to Paint
For a photographer, DSLR is the tool to capture light into the canvas of a Camera called Sensor.
The photograph is frozen in a moment. You don’t know what happened before or afterward. This foliage opportunity for the viewer to come up with a story himself.
The gear is the attractive, reflective thing that most people pay attention to. Many questions come into mind Sensor sizes, brands, DSLRs, Mirrorless, lenses, image quality. Which brands are good in Camera? Which is the best camera lens?
And once polish the tool, you start to question how the gear serves the purpose of your photography.
Once you think you’ve got the right gear for you. Trust me, that always changes. Learned how to use it. You begin to understand the fundamentals of the exposure triangle and to manipulate it. You learn the techniques of long exposure, expanding and exposing the ISO.
Then you realize that you need more gear. The desire of gear never ends.
Following lots of practice, you subconsciously go down your aperture to f/8 if you wish for a sharp image in full of depth. You know exactly how to attain a significant focus on every shot. You understand something to do in every circumstance. People see you as ‘good’ because you know how to function a camera properly.
And unfortunately, in the age of smartphones simple way to capture well-exposed images. Anyone can do that. It’s more than the expected time. So you need to stand out. And that’s where the art comes in.
Why Photography is Art?
Here we believe Photography comes from Drawing. As earlier ages when they seem to draw a Subject takes a time. As the invention of scientists took the room-based camera to the small tiny camera for easy to bring.
So the Creative Hut Institute of Photography always gives the priority to the students to learn drawing and art and craft as part of their curriculum. We strongly believe that understanding the visual language that is drawing plays an important role.
The Art of Photography
Here makes your images different from everyone else. Once you have learned the basics and techniques, you can take good images just like everyone else. Art is the way that offers uniqueness in your work.
Consider your Instagram feed. It’s filled with tons of good images. But what makes an image ‘great’? Or outstanding?
That is your art. And yes photography is an art. The Creation and expression of yourself is an art.
Photography is an emotion, your thoughts, your ideas. But there is no art without the craft. Art is only real when it is shaped and shared. We always believe the art of photography along with other art and craft forms like drawing and painting must be encouraged. Due to this reason, one gets involved in crafting creatively into photography.
Earlier explained that the digital process was considered “automatic” and not requiring any artistic input. They would accept photographers using the “chemical” process for their work.
We as a Photography College always believe that Photography is an art. That art makes you different and Unique to make your identity.