The art of photography is the most accessible and mainstream today. It seems everyone can be a photographer. But the real art of photography is created by just a few.

Cons and Pros of being a fine art photographer compared with other art?

It’s not so easy to answer the question of why fine art photography costs almost as much as painting or graphics. After all, a photographer doesn’t need to buy a canvas, or oil paints and work on a picture for a long time. This non-obviousness of labor is a disadvantage of the photographer’s work. It seems that he has to prove that a unique shot is not just luck, but also many years of work to develop his own perception of the world around him and to learn photographic techniques. But the clear advantage of taking art photography is the freedom from expensive materials and the workshop, the complete openness of all earthly roads. Also, photography is sheer magic, because when you press the button, you don’t know what the end result will be!

Why is fine art photography also an important part of art?

Photography emerged in the 1830s. After all the technical innovation it was the film that took over the market and remained so until the end of the 20th century when digital began to take over (today film has not been totally forgotten though). Art photography looked for its own pictorial language to separate it from other art forms – for example, pictorialism was close to the painting, and modernist photography abandoned pictorialism in favor of realism, sharpness, and relevance. In the twentieth century, photography has become integral to design and advertising and is used in interior decoration. It is realized in many directions and genres:

  • Documentary photography (reportage)
  • street photography
  • Abstract Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Nature (landscapes photography, still life, botanical macro photography)
  • Human (sketch, nude/nude)
  • Animal photography
  • Family photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Surrealism photography
  • Abstract Photography
  • Photo collage

How do You describe Fine Art Photography?

Fine art photography is a way of expressing thoughts, emotions, and philosophical views. It is a way of life, as a photographer usually works on a series of works for years, returning to favorite subjects, and taking part in competitions and exhibitions. It’s not so much what equipment he works with as how much he loves his job and the world around him. And of course, a true art photographer has an eye for current trends.

Techniques of creating photography

A professional photographer is always a bit of a physicist, chemist, and mathematician, he knows how the light beam behaves, and what effects can be achieved with various gadgets. Here are a few of the techniques that can be used to create dramatic art photography:

  • Silhouette photography
  • Reflection
  • Refraction of light
  • Minimalism
  • Contrast
  • Panorama
  • Shadows

Where to buy fine art photography?

The most reliable way to buy fine art photography is through offline and online galleries which only work with professional photographers. G.ART Gallery represents Eastern European photographers in the international art market. This platform selects original photography prints for sale in various styles and genres. You can also use our platform to sell you our photography.