by Anna Lens
What is Fine Art Photography?
Inquiring minds want to know. In a world where everything seems to be labeled as fine art, what's the difference between regular art and fine art? Especially when it comes to photography.
When you think of fine art, you probably think of someone wearing white gloves, in a fancy gallery depicting the work.
The main difference between art, and fine art, is purpose. Anyone can grab a camera and fire the shutter of whatever's in front of them. Sometimes you might get a nice picture, sometimes it looks worse than the way it does in real life.
Fine Art Photographers have an idea behind it, perspective, a message. The artist is creating an emotion, feeling, and capturing it in a way that makes it stand out to the viewer on purpose.
It's the same thing as an artist writing a song. You can write a song about absolutely anything, and use words that rhyme so it sounds good enough.
The musician that writes a song from the heart and means something to them is going to hit you in a way the other wont. It's the same thing with fine art photography.
Each time I pick up my camera I know I want to tell a story through it, or capture a feeling instead of just capturing something that looks nice.
Fine Art should speak to you, connect with you, and make you want to look at it over and over again. It earns a place in your heart and in your home.
In addition to that, fine art should be a completely different product in terms of quality. It's easy to order something from "Fine Art America," where the quality is virtually non existent, despite their name. My fine art photographs are made from the highest quality materials, and are of the same quality to which you would find in a museum.