Summary – A photo taken of abstract art doesn’t qualify as an abstract photograph. It’s a photograph of an abstract which is something entirely different. Part of my abstract photography series.
A previous post in this series
Defined what is & isn’t an abstract image
Photos are a special form of image
This post refines the previous definition
As it applies to specifically to photos
Tomorrow’s post refines it even further
David by Michelangelo
A photograph of fine art
Not a fine art photograph
Just because you photographed art
Does not make your photo itself a work of art
If you’ve attended photo competitions
You know this comes as a surprise to some 😉
For abstract art rather than fine art such as statuary
The same thinking applies
Glass Abstract Art by Dale Chihuly
This is a photograph of abstract art
Not an abstract photograph
Unlike a photo of fine art such as statuary
A photo of abstract art is harder for a judge to spot
(especially if unlimited post-processing is allowed)
But, if it’s yours, you’ll know 😉
Tomorrow, a photo of an abstract painting
Is taken a step (or 2, 3 or more) further as illustrated below
The post will consider what role
Post-processing should play
In “making” an abstract photo(?)
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