5 Things You Should Know About Photorealism

The term ‘photorealism’ refers to artists whose work highly depended on photographs. They projected these pictures into canvas and replicated the images with accuracy. Here are some things you should know about photorealism.

#1 Real vs. Unreal

Photorealism mixes together real with unreal. The artists’ work depends on photographs rather than direct observation.

#2 Dependency

Photorealists don’t consider their dependency on photographs as ‘cheating’. They acknowledge the effects photographs bring like multiple viewpoints, blurriness, etc.

#3 Light and Color

Photorealism brings light and color together as one element. You can see the capturing of light clearly on highly reflective surfaces like chrome or steel.

#4 Dramatic Effects

Photorealism can produce image of human face behind glass, drops of water blurring the picture, or steam clouding the glass. These dramatics effects are possible because of photorealism.

#5 Size and Dimensions

Photorealist paintings are usually larger than they actually are in real life. The paintings are done in acrylic or oil. The surface of the painting is made as smooth as possible so that it looks similar to the photograph.

Photorealism is extremely popular now. The new digital equipment has made it much easier to portray accurate images. The blend of real and unreal mesmerizes us. More artists are now concentrating their works on photorealism. This field is very creative and exciting. With the growing invention of advanced technologies, you never know how far this photorealism can go.

6 Killer Photography Tip To Make Your Photos Look Professional

Photography is not about using the controls of a DSLR and clicking. There are some techniques and skills that you can only learn with experience. It can take years to build up these skills. Here are some tips to make your photos look professional.

  1. You should capture all the pixels. The pixels per square inch make your image quality better. You should be able to enlarge your picture without having any grains in the photographs or breaking the image. You should shoot at the highest possible resolution of your camera.
  2. Decide on your subject and then concentrate all your efforts on taking the photo of this subject. Keep away anything that would distract the picture. Try to have a clean background. This will give a strong visual impact on the photograph.
  3. You should zoom in and get close to the subject. Don’t be afraid to fill in the whole frame. It is better to use Macro or Flower mode when you are taking photographs of small objects.
  4. Learn to lock in your focus. Center the subject and then press the shutter button halfway down to lock in the focus. Then press the shutter button all the way down to shoot the picture.
  5. Use a polarizer. It is very useful for outdoor shooting. A polarizer gives more saturated colors by avoiding reflection.  
  6. If you are shooting at night, remove any UV filters that you have. If you don’t remove these, your picture will have flare from light sources.

Keep these things in mind when you are taking pictures. The more you practice it the more you will use these techniques naturally and so your picture will be better and more professional.