Drawing And Photography Are Related – Here Are 6 Ways To Prove It

Confession time. Recently, I’ve started holding exemplary sketch classes as a partial of my studies. Yes, it’s loyal and we adore it!

You competence say: given would we need sketch classes in sequence to urge your photography –
They’re dual opposite techniques after all, aren’t they?

However, we assure you, sketch has a lot some-more in common with photography than we competence think.

drawing and photography

Image by Hazyrah Mokhlas


1. Drawing Trains Your Eye

We photographers contingency be means to decider a light, shadows, depth, form, proportion, and all other aspects perfectly in sequence to be means to constraint a improved print than a rest of a world. When we start drawing, we are forced to do that.

This is given we need to send what we see on a square of paper, that army you to compensate many larger courtesy to a details. 

Drawing by hahayoyoo K

2. Depth Perception

Ok, so 99% of a time we aren’t wakeful of a perspective that a eyes have. Yes, we are wakeful of a perspective that a 200mm lens would emanate contra a 24mm lens, though not about a viewpoint a eyesight has.

This is partly due to a changes that a eye can do, and a “content wakeful fill” that a mind does on a vision. But, when we start sketch subjects, we turn wakeful of a viewpoint your eye has.

Oftentimes, that believe will infer utterly useful in judging a stretch and focal length in sequence to constraint what we have pre-visualized.

Drawing by William

Further Learning

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3. Proportion Awareness

I’ve mostly found myself staring during a certain print and wondering what’s wrong though not being means to put my finger on it for utterly some time. Ever had that?

After a while, I’ve come to comprehend that a proportions are all messed up. Duh!

By “messed adult proportions” we meant regulating a weird angle that will make a legs seem longer compared to a torso, or clamp versa. Not that this is radically bad – mostly it competence not be what we intended, though you’ve finished it anyway given we weren’t wakeful of a proportions.

When we start drawing, on a other hand, we take measures, hence you’re paying some-more courtesy to a proportions than in photography.

This way, we sight yourself to see it before even meditative about it, only as we would harmonise a shot in a sequence of thirds; we (eventually) don’t consider about it, it only comes naturally.

Drawing by Rick and Brenda Beerhorst 


4. Gaining A Better Sense Of Composition

Usually, when we start sketch we are drawn to studying a work others did, and that roughly always leads we behind to a classics, a masters of a craft.

This is something that will come in really accessible when we are photographing or formulation a stage in a future. Understanding a ways a aged masters did their composition and used light to play with a tellurian eye, can be generally valuable.

Drawing by Alexander Strugach

5. Greater Sense Of Light And Shadows

In photography, it’s all about a light, and a byproduct: shadows.

Now, no matter how prolonged we do photography, we will never stop learning, and we will never stop training your eye to decider light. This is a most critical ability that we can learn in photography and a one that pays out a most.

Drawing and shading a design is a good approach to indeed “feel a light”, and start noticing how it takes form over a service of a surface, a way it bounces from one place to another, how it envelops a certain ridge and so forth.

When we start transferring that believe and laxity to paper, it kinda embeds it in your mind with any new sketch we do.

Drawing by shrimali vijay [artist]

6. Additional Benefits

When we start drawing, we turn a small dependant to it.

Drawing isn’t something that will cost we much, in fact it is one of a cheapest hobbies ever. In my internal store, recycled sketch paper, soothing sketch and toning pencils, peculiarity eraser, and peculiarity pencil sharpener will set we behind around $5 in total.

The additional advantages are that we get improved during sketch too, that will infer to be utterly useful for sketching scenes that we devise to shoot, formulating a storyboard etc.

It’s indeed good use to expel your ideas onto paper in sequence to make certain we don’t forget them. Yes, we can write down a explanation, though a decent sketch won’t hurt.


If we have a time, take adult a sketch class. It doesn’t have to be an modernized one, even some online classes would do. Start sketch unchanging day objects, and follow adult with some tutorials until we get a hang of it.

Once we do, you’ll see that your photography will improve along a way. You’ll start to compensate more courtesy to details, and your standards for what creates a good design will rise, together with a peculiarity of your work.


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