Photographers are constantly in constant professional evaluation and self-improvement. It is essential to keep learning new skills, develop innovative ideas, and find creative ways to put them into practice. The best way to learn is from other photographers. However, artists’ and architects’ experiences could be very valuable. Continue reading to learn more and take your career as a visual content creator to the next level.
Let’s look at some architectural and artistic marvels with the ten principles for good design by Dieter Rams. We will adjust seven of these to create photo art. They can be used as inspiration, and they can also give meaning to your creativity.
What is good visual content?
People don’t need to see innovation to exclaim, “Wow!” Innovation often solves mundane problems, such as allowing creative people to make money.
Take Frank Gehry, an American architect/designer. The chairs were made of corrugated cardboard and cost hundreds of dollars. The prime cost was $7. Frank could also be seen in The Simpsons. After being inspired, he built a concert hall from a sheet made of a crumpled newspaper.
The human brain is difficult to accept change. That’s why innovative solutions can look strange and even cringe-worthy at first. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (Spain), is striking. Although initially opposed to such a unique building in their community, they later changed their mind.
The Guggenheim Museum was featured in the James Bond series ( The World Isn’t Enough) and Dan Brown’s book Source.
You don’t have to spend years to innovate. Let’s look at Gustave Eiffel as an example. He was a student and had already developed an innovative method of building steel structures. His first major work, the Bordeaux Bridge, was made using compressed air.
Photographers in particular can learn two lessons:
1. You don’t have to be afraid to experiment with different photo-creation techniques and create your visual identity.
2. Networking and teamwork are important.
Great architects can work with others in bureaus (Snohetta), creative studios or groups [Asymptote] to create unexpected and innovative solutions, such as building a hotel above a Formula 1 race track.
Rams believes that aesthetics signifies a product’s utility and functionality. Rams used to believe that only well-executed objects could be beautiful. But, no matter what anybody says about functionality, it is more enjoyable when it looks good.
Vincent van Gogh is another legendary artist you can draw inspiration from.
It is amazing to see how he uses color combinations to convey emotion and feeling. It is amazing to see how he uses form, distortion, stylization to alter perceptions and affect emotions. It’s what we refer to as aesthetics in photography.
Van Gogh’s paintings have become functional because they can be used to make various items, from bags to notepads to clothes and even bags.
Let’s learn from this: Although you may be aiming for certain angles or compositions in your photos but remember that beauty is always in one’s eye.
A photographer must make their work understandable. This lesson can be learned from Claude Monet, a French impressionist. Unexpected, isn’t it?
Yes, Monet is an art revolutionary. However, he started with clearly defined compositions like Garden at Sainte-Adresse.
How can artists make their artwork accessible to the public? It is best to present it in a narrative, with clear backgrounds and characters.
Rams argued that design should be “neutral, restrained” and serve as a tool rather than a work of art or decorative object. Unobtrusiveness allows users to express themselves.
Take Tadao Ando. He was a Japanese architect who learned by himself. His style stressed simplicity to show the beauty and simplicity of simplicity. His Rokko housing structures in Kobe were the only ones that survived the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995.
You might consider this tip for photo editors: Avoid cramming photos with many details and objects.
If you attempt to be authentic and unique through them, you risk losing your main point and overwhelming people. The best way to be a professional photographer is to make easy decisions. Others will appreciate this.
You will get better photos if you use the best techniques and topics for your photography. It’s better not to tell lies or manipulate any information. Do not make promises that you can’t keep.