The Anatomy Of A Fine Art Nature Photography

by | Aug 11, 2022 | photography | 0 comments

Old Faithful Geyser by Nicki Geigert

Nature can make the most beautiful patterns and shapes one can imagine. All art is directly or indirectly inspired by nature. And if you get lucky, you might be looking at the perfect subject to shoot.

Omnipresent in people’s lives but also a tool of progress for numerous scientific and industrial areas, photography is a new means of representation that has modified and enlarged human expression. Rarely has a technique been so popularized and made available to all while at the same time remaining a highly specialized technique of investigation and research.   

    The evolution of photography has been closely linked with the development of the most varied scientific fields and human creativity. Its applications stretch from astronomy to medicine, from magnetic resonance imaging to cinematography, and from printing beautiful images to investigating the invisible.  

Landscape Photography: A True Means Of Artistic Expressions

People love the wonders of nature. Some choose photography to express themselves and share their emotions when contemplating nature. To some, they practice three distinct types of photography: underwater, wildlife and landscape. This last one offers artists the most ways to express themselves and use art to show what they indeed are.

From the artistic eye of Nicki Geigert, her Wall Art of Landscape and Plants photography prints from around the world gives you unique joy, sensations, and emotions. She can create pictures that express one’s true nature and emotions. This holds for a passionate photographer as one can choose a place with soft, dim lighting to evoke nostalgia or melancholy. 

Take, for example, if you are happy and want to share your joy. You will move towards mineral landscapes with warm tones or flower fields bathed in the rich, golden light of a sunrise or a sunset. Or, if one is going through a difficult period, you might opt for the woods or rock formation for inspiration.  

The Three Components Of A Fine Art Nature Photograph

Photography, in general, has three components: the subject, the environment, and the lighting. They are the basis of all photography. They are the basis of fine art and nature photography. If one element is missing, the picture will be uninteresting. There are times when people say, “lighting is everything.” This is not always true. All three elements must also have equal emphasis. Light, by itself, does not make a good photo as crucial as it is.

In landscape (or nature) photography, it is easy to see the environment and the lighting. The subject, however, is sometimes more challenging to define. What is the issue with a photograph of a rushing river in a rainforest? Where is the subject in a photo of a path in a desert sun? It is not always necessary to place a rock or tree in a photo to give it a subject. This is where landscape photography differs from the other styles. In landscape photography, you can photograph a scene without having a prominent “subject.”  

On the other hand, when there is a visible subject, the emotional atmosphere of the photo adds extra emphasis. Photography based on nature can take many forms and serve many motivations. Because “nature” is such a vast topic that encompasses so many things, one can only provide a partial list of the various sub-topics that may appear in nature-related artwork prints: plants, flowers, botany, trees, cells, animals, bodily systems, anatomy, geology, weather, energy, matter, any of the natural sciences, fossils, fire, water, conservation, environment, natural history, processes, evolution, birth, growth, aging, decay, change and so on. And of course, within each of the subtopics, there are underlying subtopics.

In Conclusion

  The exploration of nature in art can have infinite forms because nature provides humankind with a vast wealth of inspiring phenomena. That gives photographers a lot to work with! Nature is both all around humanity and deep within them. They are inseparable from nature – their bodies, lives, and minds depend on the air they breathe and the food they eat. The earth sustains its very life force. Without the planet – without nature – what would they be?

So if you want to make a work of art based on the theme of “nature,” you have a whole planet full of ideas to work from!


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