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Fine art photography is photography intentionally created in the vision of artist as photographer. It’s wonderfully subjective. I see something and I want to capture what I see straight from the heart. So let the photograph speak for itself. It’s about creating something that maybe can’t actually be seen in real life. There can most certainly be wedding photos or pet photos that we can call fine art photography. But a photographer cannot mix fine art into their everyday style without crafting their own voice, their own vision, on their own.
I realize this is some heady stuff I’m talking about here.
Without further hand-waving, here’s a selection of posts about the subjective side of photography. But hey, if you’ve got a vision for a piece of photographic art and a spot to hang it in, we’d love to help you out. Get in touch right away and let’s talk about your project.
The Whole Story In A Portrait
For most of us, personal experiences with portraits trend on the boring side—school or work pictures taken in front of a bland screen or while posing in a nice venue. On the other hand, many famous and well-loved artworks are portraits. The Mona Lisa, Whistler’s Mother, self-portraits by Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo—each tells…
Imaginative Portraits – Model of the Month
For this project, Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer was focused on imagination. The goal was to explore stories that went beyond the Seattle photography studio, and brought imagination to life. Brenda loves to read. She reads multiple books per week, and especially likes to read mystery novels. With that in mind, we decided to let Brenda…
Studio Portraits Vs Environmental Portrait Photography
An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment such as in their home or workplace. A typical environmental portrait simply will illuminate a subject’s life and surroundings. A studio portrait is a portrait which will focus less on surroundings and more on the individual by using sterile backdrops and props so…
Art in your inbox – February Edition
I’ve been looking forward to sharing some art with you this month, and today is the day! A few months ago, I joined an online group called The Creative Sandbox. It’s run by a woman named Melissa Dinwiddie. She’s an awesomely vibrant spirit with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity and quality of life. She sells…
Art in your inbox – January Edition
Earlier in January, I flew to Atlanta, Georgia for the annual Imaging USA professional photographers’ conference. I spent the majority of my time meeting new people and learning from the best. However, I did bring my camera, and the view from my hotel window was pretty cool. I found some time to prepare a few…
I’ve been wanting to try photographing dripping water, and I finally did it. It’s just one of those things that I’ve seen here and there that I’ve always thought would be fun to try, like photographing a bullet shooting through an apple or a watermelon. Photographing water dripping is a lot safer, and easier. There…
Creativity And Original Ideas
There are no original ideas. Really. None. I was walking through my kids’ school, and looking at the student artwork on the wall. There was a piece that caught my eye. It was different from the crowd and really pretty. The student had done a beautiful painting of white flowers with a blue and red…