Photography is one of the best things mankind has invented. It helps us capture the beauty of the world around us to save it for future use and make certain events timeless and memorable. But over time, photography has evolved out of its normal boundaries and has transcended into an art by itself.
Understanding art photography
There is no clear distinction to identify a photograph as an art photograph but the general perception is that photographs that are artistic and salable, including those that are seen in magazines and exhibitions.
Stock photos are those that capture common places, landmarks, nature, events and people professionally and are bought and sold on a royalty-free basis and can be reused for commercial design purposes. Thomas Schoeller Fine art photography has a huge reserve of New England Stock photos, Vermont and New Hampshire stock photos, Connecticut stock photos and landscape and nature photography including Glacier National Park.
Photographers have evolved into producing works with sharp focus and emphasis on formal qualities that fully exploits the camera instead of reducing its power. The camera is used as a tool to produce pictures of remarkable quality that might be considered marvels unto themselves. There are many types of photography including fine art photography, landscape photography, abstract photography and documentary photography.
Fine art photography
Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Fine art photographers take photos that are produced for sale or display rather than in response to a commercial commission. They are produced to fulfill the creative vision of the photographer and includes their perspective of what they see in the world.
Fine art photographers take huge wall decor photographs that can be used as wall art and tastefully placed and integrated with interior decorations. Fine art photographs express the photographer's emotions and are also designed with the aim of evoking emotion in viewers by photographic process. This can classify these photographs as art rather than just works of technique.
Abstract photography is sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography. In abstract photography, a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world is depicted. These photographs are created through the use of photographic equipment and materials.
Abstract photographs might also isolate a part of a natural scene (say focus on the inner patterns of a flower's pollen or the veins of a leaf) and might be purposely staged to create an unreal effect from real objects. This might involve certain manipulations to the color, light and shadow to bring the texture and shape into special focus.
Traditional photographic equipment including the camera, darkroom or computer can be used to create abstract photographs though sometimes it may be created without the camera and by directly manipulating the film, paper or the digital presentation.
Photographs, overall, have a lot of value and aesthetic appeal and it is very easy to use photographs to add color and meaning to life. Photographs are miraculous captures of everything around us and can often be stories unto themselves.
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