Art Photography Tutorial

When we approach art, it is key to understand that what we perceive, corresponds never to reality. Looking at the same scene for example, someone can focus on a specific detail or subject, while someone else may have a general impression of the composition and colors.

Therefore it is important to understand what moves us in the first place when we take a picture, in order to share the same beauty with others.

From the original to art photo:

1. Shoot

While taking the picture I paid particular attention to include the shadows of the trees in the composition.

Original Photo
Original photo

2. Focus

During the editing, I kept the focus on what hit me most (branches and shadows) and blurred softly the background.

Focus and blur
Focus and blur

3. Expression

Through the colors I express the emotion felt in front of the scene. I superimpose a gradient of green and red on the photo.

Pictorical effect
Pictorical effect

4. Recreate

I keep adding nuances of colors and shadows among the leaves, while fading the background, in order to recreate the beauty “I saw”.

Art Photo
Art photo

Editing software: Adobe Photoshop

Written by

Francesco Castronovo

Francesco Castronovo

It's nice to meet you, and welcome to my world.
I have 3 passions in life: Art, Psychology and Spirituality. I find deep meaning in my life by helping others with my life experiences, and leave them something to remember. Learn more »

Leave a Comment

Blog Topics

Art Therapy

Visual Art-Therapy sessions for individuals and groups

First session is free