Art Photography: A New Photojournalism

Art Photography: A New Photojournalism


 “Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.”

Ansel Adams

Art photography or fine art photography is different than photojournalism. Photojournalism is objective, presents its subject in its raw form, a literary representation. In art photography the subject is staged or rather put together. Here the pictures suggest differently than what is shows. It’s a contrast between representational photography and conceptual photography. Primarily art photography is a digitalisation of fine arts such as paintings and sculptures.

With the growth of technology in photography various new editing software’s were introduced, such as, Adobe Photoshop, Picasa, Polarr and many more. It brought in a lot of changes in its artistic expressions. Photographers were ornamenting their work with the elements of surrealism through careful filtrations. Art photography is a play on lighting, compositions, and framing.

Contrary to how we use a camera, the main objective of art photography is not to capture a subject, it’s to create an artistic statement. Artistic photograph could be of landscapes or portraits. Even abstract. To know the art behind photographs it’s important to understand the underlying message.


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