Digital photography has changed the way people take photos, and how many are taking them. Anyone with a camera can be a photographer these days, and many of those want to be professional photographers or artists, though they can be the both. All over the internet, there is a rise of those who are calling themselves Fine Art Photographers; so maybe it is time to look into what they are and how they are different to the usual photographers.
Below is what I consider to be one of my fine art images.
I have lots of images that may be art, but they are not what I would call fine art photographs.
Both images would look nice framed and hang on a wall, but if what you are trying to achieve is fine art, then only the first one would really fit that category.
Recently I heard a photographer online saying that you could go wacky on an image, add a weird curving blur, then call it fine art. That doesn’t make an image artistic, that just makes it silly. There doesn’t seem to be a definitive explanation or definition of what Fine Art Photography is, but there do appear to be things that help define what it is.
When I was doing my fine art degree, part of what was required was to take turns putting our work up on the wall for critique. During these sessions, we talked about techniques, what was working, and what wasn’t. We would also discuss the ideas behind the work and where we wanted to go with it.