You may define photography as the art of expressing your vision. Though digital development has influenced the realm, photography is more an artistic venture than a scientific technique. Art lies in concealing art. The time-old saying is particularly true of this form of art. With deliberate imperfections, mishmashes and color washes; you can evoke a retro look. As a matter of fact, the analog photographic techniques were not free from human errors. The issues and glitches are no longer evident in the current scheme of things. That’s because the digital cameras are there to do the honors. An art form ceases to remain inventive with a stiff look of trimmed-up perfection.
Arousing visual appeal
Somewhere down the line, you need to strike a balance between an approach that is cool and casual and one that is picture-perfect. Only then, can you evoke a presentational effect that is appealing. The features of the digital technology have been working in tandem with the techniques that are essentially traditional. Some of the smart phone devices include apps that facilitate analog effects. There are different photographic filters to come by, and you can use these, as well. Nowadays, it is hard to work without a digital camera. But if you have options that ensure analog impacts, the core essence of photography as an art form sustains.
Twisting and turning
With the help of Photoshop, you can mix and match color tones. The application also facilitates curve manipulation. Visual impact cannot arise with a shot that looks blunt and straight. It is the innovative twists and turns that add to the onlooker’s interest. You need a bit of inspiration for going about the prospect. For instance, instead of keeping the orientation straight, you can give it a slight bend. The editing application gives you the opportunity for introducing exciting twists and bends. You can introduce a new layer of color, and to make the look mysterious, you can reduce the color intensity.
Mingling light and shade
All these options are there at your end, and you just need to click your way to imperfect-perfection. Playing with lights and shade, coming up with a designer-collage and using other innovative editing techniques such as Photo-Transfer; merits your consideration, as well. You need not stick to a set orientation. Rather experimentation and mess-ups are necessary. Even a Xeroxed image can take on a cool, classy look. You can use Photo-transfer to bring up the effects. Similarly, the process of development can be artistically meaningful. But you should be keen enough to be a tad bit adventurous and dwell on the techniques of cross-processing.
Software oriented process
From using films and papers that are light reactive to using unique media for the purpose of photo transfer; there are end numbers of techniques to choose. Just see the magical effects of downloading photogram. Dark and blotchy objects take on attractive looks of crystal clarity. With the judicious use of the light-reactive paper, you recreate the lost radiance. The software gives you the option for arousing a vignette effect, and you also have the choice of blurring the light setting. There are orientations that go well with soft and subtle play of light. Again, in this respect also, you need to follow the instruction of the editing software.
Photo credits to Rudolf Vlček