52 Week Photographic Challenge 2018 - Week 17 - Fine Art

April 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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This week your photographic challenge is to create a ‘Fine Art’ photograph, something you would be proud to hang on the wall.

What defines Fine Art from other genres of photography is that Fine Art photography is not about digitally recording or documenting a subject exactly as it appears in front of the lens at a precise moment in time.  It goes beyond that.

It is more about the artist - not what the camera sees but capturing what the artist sees. The maker uses the camera as a tool to create a work of art that express and reveals their feelings and visions of that subject or scene.

It is not as hard as it sounds, but takes forethought and a vision of the finished work. A few simple examples:

Use of spot colour in a scene

Double Exposure

Use of patterns in nature not the whole subject

Long exposure

Mood and drama - contrast and shadows

Part of a subject - details

Soft close-up of a flower

Use of patterns and lines in architecture 

Use of different angles and lenses

Monochrome

With this array of ideas to ponder on, it is time for you to create your Fine Art piece. Remember this photographic challenge is about trying new things and enjoying it while you do it. Have fun this week.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


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