“There is one thing that photographs must contain, the humanity of the moment.”

This is so true!! Indeed, a photograph must advocate for a given frozen moment in a thousand ways, taking the moment to an eternity that only becomes unfathomable no matter which way it is perceived!! 

That is what photography, more so photography related to fine art is all about!! Indeed, to be frank, photography seems easier than what is actually. It's easy only when you know the right ways. Now when we discuss photography, there is not a general thumb rule that dictates the art of photography. The rules change from one facet of photography to another. So here we are, discussing the art of fine art photography, or other words, the fundamentals thereof! 

To be frank, there has been a significant evolution in the medium and trend in every form of photography over the last few decades. However, all these changes or transformations have obeyed a few principles, which have only made the subject all the more dynamic and lively. 

Deciding the Topic 

The topic of your photography can be anything! They necessarily do not have to be heavy ones, which are profoundly rich from an aesthetic point of view or conscientious from the social aspect. It can be simple, and anything, and it is up to you to perceive the topic from an angle that will add a difference – visually. And, it is up to your photographic acumen to add difference with the right balance of light and shade, focus, and depth to add substance to the photo!! 

Finding the Subject 

This the most crucial fundamental that you need to take into account. You need to pick up the subject in such a way so that it underlines the message that you are intending to convey through the photograph. The subject does not have to be a big one. It can be a smaller one as well, and you need to make sure you have the right apparatus and the right focus, to ensure that it correctly balances the frame. No matter what you pick up as a subject the photo will lose the element when you do not put proper weight on the subject. 

Dealing with the technique 

Technique is after all, important, and so is experimenting with it. However, whatever you do, make sure that the emphasis on the subject and the crux of the topic and its photographic message is never distorted. In fact, when you go through a series of fine art photographs you will find various treatments depending upon the mood and the topic of the subject, but you will never find them off focus, or with a statement that is not authoritative enough. That is one of the hallmarks of quality fine art photography. 

Underlining your style statement

Last but not the least, you need to underline your style statement as a photographer through your lens. Your shot needs to have the aesthetic language that you speak through your lens. Every quality photographer has a signature style that will become his or her brand identity. This can be anything – from the marriage of light and shade, angle, emphasis on details, and the topic you choose! 

Author's Bio: 

The author is a famous photographer who has mastered fine art photography and has been snapping fine art photographs for years. The author is also a blogger and takes photographers on photography trips the world over.