Yes, some people have the ability to see auras, and from what I've heard from my friends who can do this, they can see auras in pictures though it is harder for them to do so. So you are asking the right thing Seeker, so no worries there. :)
Kirlian Photography doesn't have anything to do with auras from my knowledge. It's where you put an object on a phographic plate, then apply high voltage to the plate so it produces an image on the photographic plate. This image isn't an aura, it's a rough outline of an object and shows cornoral discharges.
Anybody here know the show 'Naruto'? [dont just dismiss this post because of the reference to the show!] I was bored one day (few days ago) and I though of 'Recreating' a fake Sharingan so I sent my Chakra to eye (The optic Nerve im guessing) and i focused on simple aspects such as "Seeing Aura, Eyes slightly changing colour to let others know Iwas doing it" ect nothing unrealistic like "Reading opponents moves before they know it" ect and I op;ened my eyes and everything was...odd? the first thing i saw was a flash of red and then it was gone. so I tried again and this time I was prepared so I didnt lose focus and I saw my [Darkbrown almost black] eyes were a light red/Auburn colour but in the mirror I couldn't see aura it was more of a "Direct" contact needed for me.... (My Akuma friend had turned me recently ) don't know if this will work for anyone else but I haven't tried it in a few days..