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
Use of patterns in nature not the whole subject
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
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.