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Feb 07, 2015 09:56 |  #1

I am suggestion that a section is added to the sharing & discussion of abstract photography. Thanks in advance!


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Feb 07, 2015 15:09 |  #2

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=31 is meant also for that, isn't it? That is our "artsy" section :)


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Feb 07, 2015 18:20 |  #3

I agree with you that its a section for artsy stuff but abstract is not necessarily about Still life & Experimental images. Abstract images can be of anything and just an artists own interpretation.


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Feb 07, 2015 18:28 |  #4

dkizzle wrote in post #17420705external link
I agree with you that its a section for artsy stuff but abstract is not necessarily about Still life & Experimental images. Abstract images can be of anything and just an artists own interpretation.

Experimental is not only about still life, either :)

You could always start new threads in related genre forums, like "Abstract Portraits anyone?" or "Abstract Landscapes". Who knows how popular they could be! If you add those photos to your gallery, like minded shooters will find all threads easily just by browsing your gallery, too.


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Feb 10, 2015 10:38 |  #5

I always thought that abstract images were part of the B&W, Still Life, & Experimental. There is so little interest in abstract that it wouldn't make sense to have an entire forum just for that........and this coming from someone who absolutely loves to create abstract photos!


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Feb 10, 2015 11:22 |  #6

Urban Life & Travel contains many abstracts. Check out the Urban Fragments thread particularly.


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Feb 10, 2015 16:29 |  #7

The images I had in mind are not B/W, Urban, Still Life or Experimental.

Thanks for the heads up.


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Feb 10, 2015 16:44 |  #8

A couple more areas of interest might also be in
here >Show Us Your Manipulated images, Before and After
and here > Show me your Creative Edits (Post Processing Work, Layering Textures, Photoshop Art)


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Feb 10, 2015 17:59 as a reply to -Douglas-'s post |  #9

Thanks for jumping in but these are all completely unrelated categories.


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Feb 10, 2015 19:36 |  #10

Could you post an example of your interpretation for clarity sake?


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Feb 10, 2015 20:41 |  #11

dkizzle wrote in post #17425985external link
Thanks for jumping in but these are all completely unrelated categories.

True, true, I see, more like capturing in camera the portion of a scene created by nature or man
that normally get un-noticed because they are so obvious that most would not think/see the
abstract value of the scene/object. Unlike the artistic manipulation of a photograph to produce
an abstract piece of art, correct?


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Feb 11, 2015 06:40 |  #12

Here is one called "Spooky Abstract"


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Feb 11, 2015 08:05 as a reply to dkizzle's post |  #13

That's a really cool abstract, Dennis!

I like the directional nature of it, as well as the balance and distribution of lights and darks.

In my opinion, this type of abstract image seems to fit perfectly into the "experimental" part of B&W, Still Life & Experimental.

Here's one of my abstracts that I also think fits well into the B&W, Still Life & Experimental forum, under the "experimental" part:

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I realize this is not a "photo sharing" part of the forum, but I am posting it here to show an example of how abstract images fit properly into the B&W, Still Life & Experimental forum. Perhaps you never thought of such images as being "experimental", but they truly are, as we are most definitely experimenting when we attempt to create such imagery.

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Feb 11, 2015 10:23 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #14

In the simplest terms possible, experimental photography is often described as using alternative techniques. A photographer who does experimental photography uses techniques that are not common with the usual photography or digital photography

Your image was made using additional equipment (lights) and you experimented with different techniques to get the shot you were after. My abstract image is of nature and captures that exact moment in time. This was one of the few abstract images I took around the same time and place. I wasnt experimenting to get this type of image, it just happened and other images happened on their own. I had my eye at the right place and took a few shots.


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Feb 11, 2015 10:35 as a reply to dkizzle's post |  #15

I happen to think that almost all photography is experimental at some level You take a photo sf something, from a certain perspective, and compose it a certain way, to see how it turns out......that's experimenting. In fact, composition, framing a shot, is experimentation in and of itself. Every time you look thru the viewfinder and move the camera around a little bit, to frame the image a certain way, you are experimenting.

I actually didn't use any lights for the image I posted, but I do find it interesting that it appeared to you as if lights had been used. Truth is, I wouldn't know what in the world to do with a light if I were given one.........I've never been much good at technological stuff, and photography lights, and flashes, seem very technological to me. But I did use a "technique"; I used a long exposure, and while the shutter was open I moved the camera around in a somewhat circular motion. The subject was a wall with some framed paintings, - brightly colored ones - hanging on it.


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