Use Placement Art to Improve Your Photographs

March 24th, 2017

It’s not hard to become a ‘photographer’ in today’s world. DSLRs have become affordable, and consequently, ubiquitous. If you can’t afford one, there are phones you can invest in. Armed with high-performance cameras, mobile phones are helping photography enthusiasts capture DSLR-grade images quickly, easily and frequently. This explains why our Instagram feed is flooded with fresh images every time we hit the refresh button. But, do these images make good photographs? Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, do they also evoke an emotional response? It’s easy to capture a ‘beautiful’ picture, but difficult to capture a ‘unique’ one. If you want your photographs to stand out, you have to infuse your clicks with intrigue and drama. Here are a few ways to spice up your photographs using placement art.

If you’re good at sketching or doodling, take a leaf out of artist Marty Cooper’s book and use your skills to add an artistic touch to your clicks. Marty sketches cartoon characters on plastic sheets and inserts them into his surroundings.


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Francois Dourlen, on the other hand, makes use of technology and his imagination to come up with these creative photographs.

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Image courtesy: Bored Panda

Draw inspiration from these creative librarians who used books to create interesting images. Although their intention was to create awareness about the importance of reading, you can use their technique for a message that’s important to you.


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Art director Brad Wash has come up with the Emojis IRL Project to show us how important emojis are in our lives.

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Image courtesy: Huffington Post

Rich McCor (Paperboyo) uses paper cut-outs and his imagination to create intriguing images.



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