Time to be inspired!
One thing I love as I dive more and more into photography, is that I see things that I might not have noticed before. When you step over a puddle you notice the reflection. When the sun is setting you start to notice how the shadows create beautiful contrast. When you’re in hurry you don’t notice these things, but when you slow down even the smallest thing becomes beautiful.
These photographers did an amazing job capturing the smallest detail, details that we don’t notice as we walk by in hurry. They slowed down, looked, composed found colors and captured something amazing, thanks so much for sharing with us today. Now it’s your turn to slow down and look for the beauty that is all around us on this week’s assignment – capturing abstract photography!
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I love watching interviews like this one! This one is an interview with Lester Hayes talking about abstract photography. How he approached his photography. One line I love he says “Everything is beautiful if you take the photograph from a proper angle under the proper lightening conditions”
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Learn by Doing Photography #31 Abstract Photography
What is abstract photography? There are lots of definitions for the term abstract photography. To me it means using colors, textures and patterns together to create an interesting image. You don’t necessarily have to have a subject or follow any rules. It’s you, the camera and your imagination.
So this week there is nothing to hold you back, no rules. Think outside the box and find something that interests you. When you see it take a step closer and closer until you really see what you’re looking at. Look for shadows, contrast, colors, patterns whatever you find interesting.
This a very long video, but there are some really good tips. Jump ahead to 3:33 – 7:00 to get to some of those great tips. James Beltz goes out on the street and shows you what he looks for and how exactly he does it.
Assignment #28 – Abstract Photography
This week notice everything down to the smallest detail and find abstract art within. For this one you don’t even have to stray from your house if you don’t want. Walk around the outside and the inside looking for something you didn’t notice before. Find colors and shapes from something ordinary objects that you might pass everyday and not see. Or take to the highway and find that rare brick building or the a building where the paint is slowing lifting and pulling away from the door.
I found this a block away from my house on a walk. Rust on an old blue truck. As I looked at the truck that I pass everyday I looked close to see the patterns rust has formed over time. Some formed random looking hearts or waves of motion.
At almost 100 years Lester Hayes, the pioneer of Abstract Photography gives an amazing interview. He talks about when he came along everyone used a camera to photograph what you saw which was real. There was abstract paintings, but no one had ever captured abstract photography!
Here is a great tutorial on abstract photography Part I at RonBigelow.com. Goes into great detail on using color, covers and forms. He goes into detail about the techniques and subject matter finding opportunities of abstract photography.
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