4th March 2016, 01:12 PM
5 Ways Photography Skills Can Improve Your Graphic Design
For some, making the connection between photography and graphic design is pretty straightforward. Others who don’t consider themselves photographers may not see the immediate benefit of investing the time to learn one more thing. However, learning even the basics of photography can give a graphic designer many advantages and help them stand out in a saturated market. Not by padding their resumes, but because they can create things that feel more unique. Let’s consider some of the way in which learning photography skills can help you as a designer. Better Composition and Visual Balance The rule of thirds applies as much (if not more so) to photography as graphic design. Shooting photography will give you a better eye for how composition impacts overall storytelling. As designers, we are used to just living with the images supplied to us. Producing your own photos will give you a sense of the intentions behind an image. This will help you utilize photos more effectively in your own work. Work With Original Stock Photography By taking your own photographs you can produce unique stock images that only you have. This can make you stand out and be less generic. It also means that your photos were shot [...]
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