What makes the charm of abstract photography is that while it looks easy and simple, it is actually really hard to break down our complex environment into simple lines and shapes to create an appealing photo.
Working on photos and aiming for a certain degree of abstraction is good training for the photographer’s eye and mind. Thus in the end you can find abstract subjects or scenes in the most unexpected place.
Definition of abstract photography
The week’s challenge is simply to shoot an abstract photo. Therefore I recommend looking up the definition of “abstract” as it can be found on Wikipedia is: “The use of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world”. You can aim for SOOC (straight our of camera), however any degree of editing is allowed, too.
More reading material
If you want to do a little more research on the subject of abstraction in photography there are several interesting articles on ‘digital photography school’.
More inspiration on the Pinterest Mood Board
- Take a new photo that fits into the definition of abstract in the widest sense
- Apply the basic elements, composition and focus on shape, structure, lines and colour.
- SOOC (straight out of camera) or post edit your photo during the week of Sunday, August 15 and Saturday, August 21.
- Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr(or both). Tag the photo: #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.