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What is Fine Art Photography?

Fine-art photography is photography created in line with the vision of the photographer as artist, using photography as a medium for creative expression. The goal of fine-art photography is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion. This stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally representing objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer; and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products, or services.

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I'm going to rememeber  the motto of Aesthetics, "Art for the taste of Art", which saw in the artistic product the representation of himself, whose purpose was to be beautiful and to be admired.


The limited edition fine art prints - L.E. - are more prestigious and have more value than the unlimited - open edition - prints.  (ikea posters to be clear) lying credibility on the given and perceived value of the work and of the photographer on which the focus remains, he is interested in understanding why he wanted to make a photograph, he wanted to conceive it, or capture it.

According to Art Market Trends 2004 7,000 photographs were sold in auction rooms in 2004, and photographs averaged a 7.6 percent annual price rise from 1994 and 2004.[4][failed verification] Around 80 percent were sold in the United States. Of course, auction sales only record a fraction of total private sales. There is now a thriving collectors' market for which the most sought-after art photographers will produce high quality archival prints in strictly limited editions.

Each style can be chosen to tell any story, each offers a different look at the same object, an original point of view, an immediate or subtly revealed interpretation. Trivially but easy to understand, I give the example of a flowery field in the middle of a valley: a photographer can choose to create long-range images, landscape photographs that immediately describe the subject (the flowery field) and contextualize it because it is surrounded by mountains. . Another could approach and be attracted by the flowers that compose it and then take photomicrographs of the flowers alone, and do it in the field or collect and shoot in the studio, creating alternative and creative compositions. Another tell the life of the field of flowers, with macro-photographs of insects, flowers, animals that go to feed, etc. of the flower field as a whole. Everything therefore depends on the photographer / author, on his ideas, tastes, intellectual and artistic approach. And of course the viewer also does his part in making photographic art come alive because some like landscapes, others like to get lost in abstract photographs, imagining in turn other forms within the forms. many appreciate the description of nature others rejoice in looking at the composite and chromatic perfection of a still life. The photographer chooses, interprets, decides his personal vision and shares it with the public. the public is as interested in the work as it is in its author, they want to know more about it: what prompted them to shoot and why those choices ... what makes a photograph unique!

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