Summary – Did you know that learning to make abstract images can make your representational (non-abstract) photography better? It can. Today – better seeing.
Abstract photography teaches you to see better
Seeing is the essential first step
For all forms of photography, but
Especially for abstract imagery
Here are two examples –
#1 – When a tree isn’t just a tree
I’m a volunteer photographer for
The National Park Service
Over several years this tree
Appeared in numerous images in one form or another
Certainly not an abstract as it stands (no longer standing, RIP 😦 )
But – under the right circumstances it could be
If you look and see the possibilities
Hint: It starts with not seeing a tree
See it for what it really is –
Shapes, lines & colors
Abstracts are made of just forms & colors
You’re off to a good start
Abstract shot on another day at sunset
#2 – Abstracts are everywhere
Even right under your nose 😉
They just need to be seen
This example is a work in progress
Saw it for the 1st time this morning
Coming to breakfast
Had left a tablet on the table last night
Both images hand-held (just experimenting for now)
Left D800E (overkill); right a point & shoot
The lamp is from my “past life”
As a hobby I dabbled in stained glass
This was my first lamp that I designed & made
Next post –
Improved photographic creativity through abstract imagery
Example #2 is a form of this
Don’t forget the International Abstract Photography Exhibit
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