Fine art photography is one of the most interesting areas of image capturing.
A fine art image is something that art lovers are likely to hang on their wall.
From photography manipulation to landscapes, portraits and just looking at a scene from a different perspective – fine art can be about anything.
Here are 21 fine art photography examples
21. Astratto – by Federico Venuda
Reflections in water make for great fine art photography images. They have the potential to show off another world. One shrouded in abstraction due to the movement of the water.
Take a note from Federico‘s idea, and look at a subject from a different perspective.
20. Wind – by Farbod Green
Farbod Green gives us a simple portrait where the person’s face is draped in a scarf. This minimal idea is made stronger through a conceptual B&W tone.
The landscape in the background is artistically placed out of focus, which gives an extra mysterious edge.
19. Mountain Fog – by Fabian Irsara
A simple landscape image can create a very minimal, yet conceptual black and white scene.
All Fabian Irsara did was to frame the scene well and wait for the right time.
Due to the natural lighting falling on the scene, it comes out as being very artistic.
18. Bigger than us /4 – by David Schermann
David Schermann creates an abstract image by mixing together a futuristic concept in a natural, landscape setting.
This juxtaposition helps give this fine art photography interest and strength.
Here, the Mise-en-scène is very important, more than any compositional rule.
17. Venetian Bridge Abstract – by Csilla Zelko
At a first glance, you’re not quite sure what you are looking at. This is a great fine art tactic, perfectly employed by photographer Csilla Zelko.
It creates interest and ensures the viewer spends longer looking at the image.
All you need is a kaleidoscopic filter and a great street scene to use it on.
16. LooK – by Anuchit Sundarakiti
I love colorful street photography images. They have a power that can’t be replicated easily.
In this image, we see the presence of three people, in a succession of voyeurism.
The many frames create the depth within the abstract image, even if it feels somewhat flat.
15. To Exhibit – by Vincent Bourilhon
Fine art photography might be abstract and conceptual, but it doesn’t stop it from having humour to it. Vincent Bourilhon uses his Photoshop skills well.
His philosophical take on hanging negatives to dry is a great take on an old process.
He manages to mix together the idea of family, daily chores, art and landscape in a single image.
14. Protecting the King – by Simon Downham
Conceptual black and white images have the possibility to be very powerful. Either in their use of contrast or the ideas behind their creation.
In this image, we see a simple alignment of chess pieces in a simple white expanse.
The reflected shadows come across as more white than black, being the oppressor, not the saviour.
See what you have around the house that you could change the meaning of. Then capture it.
Simon Downham took something simple and turned it into powerful fine art photography.
13. After Hours – By Ron Clemmons
To create a fine art photography piece, you can use the environment around you.
Take this simple street photography scene. Ron Clemmons captured this street scene, making it look like an abstract and futuristic refuelling area.
12. Swanage – By Paweł Prus
By using a long exposure, tripod and Neutral Density filter, you can capture some amazing results.
Pawel Prus took his experienced landscape eye and turned it towards the water.
The water looks like a vapour-haze while the remnants of the forgotten pier drag our eyes to the faint horizon.
A few pieces of kit can make all the difference to fine art photography.
11. We are nature. – by Nacho Zàitsev
Double exposures are the guilty pleasure of many a photographer. They were popular a few years ago. But there are still many of us hanging on to its creative touches.
Nacho Zàitsev incorporates a landscape scene into a simple portrait. Man and nature fuse together to create a really deep and meaningful creative image.
10. The Escape – By Mohammed Sattar
It is all a matter of perspective. Is the glass half empty, half full, or did someone sip it while you were looking away?
Mohammed Sattar changes our perspective by creatively using reflected clouds in this minimalist scene.
This is one of the best fine art photography images I have seen in a long time.
Simple landscapes are powerful. Especially when they have an element of conceptual black and white to it.
Here, the photographer captured a tree and transported it to a vapour-have setting.
We are unsure if there is water or how much of the image is manipulated.
But we don’t care. It looks beautiful enough to hang Paul‘s abstract yet minimal scene on our wall.
Margaret Morgan’s image is the epitome of South France. The playground of Cézanne is shown brilliantly in this landscape of lavender and warmth.
Leading lines are present, and the colors are complementary. It’s on the edge of minimalism. But, for me, the lighting is what makes this a brilliant example of fine art photography.
Martin Smolak presents to us this very manipulated image of a person on the banks of a turbulent sea. The colours are muted and cold.
Houses sit uneasily on the small mountain. Everything about this image is dreamscape-like, from the emotion and atmosphere to the placement of the elements.
The color toning is minimal yet complimentary and the idea is simple. A refreshing, conceptual black and white image.
6. Would you go back – by Ionuţ Caraş
The spiral draws our eye to what should be the ground floor. Instead, we are presented by a gateway of a cloudy nature.
It immediately makes me think of the GoT sky door.
The photographer, Ionuţ Caraş, teases us with a cleverly positioned person at the bottom. A minimal concept, yet philosophically abstract in its nature.
5. NEW ADAM’S APPLE (II) – by Inna Mosina
The colors in this image by Inna Mosina is what drew me in. They compliment each other nicely.
It also helps us release ourselves from the tension that we can’t see the person’s face.
Her emotion and feeling are lost, leaving us to retrieve it from the coldness of the scene. We create our own conclusions about this artistic and fashion shot.
4. This way – by Inge Schuster
Street photography is often too obvious. The images show us what we see on our daily travels.
Inge Schuster here mixes graphic design and the street for something special.
The colours are strong, and the lines give the image power. We follow the arrow to the person trying to place him in this 2D abstract world.
3. Untitled – By Hengki Lee
I love that this landscape image has an ‘Untitled’ title. Was it done on purpose or the photographer, Hengki Lee couldn’t find one that gave his scene justice.
We stare at the photograph, trying to come to terms of what we see.
How much of it is photographically manipulated? Whatever the answer, this artistic shot has a low of the atmosphere.
2. Sailing – By Felix Hernandez Rodriguez
This boat image reminds me of the story ‘Life of Pi’ where a boy is stranded on a boat with a handful of zoo animals.
The tale is exceptional, just like this artistic image.
Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has manipulated this landscape and portrait image, which begs the question: just how much?
Did he place his son or nephew in the scene? Did he start with a toy boat and add in the smoke?
His process intrigues us to create our own fine art photography.
My favourite fine art photograph from this selection is this abstract shot by Ahmed Abdulazim. The title gives us the sense that this is a scene of New York before the twin towers fell.
We can’t be sure, but luckily there is much more to the scene that the actual setting. I love the texture he created from extending the lines of the structures.
The colours work well, but the thing that strikes me the most is that he left the birds alone.
They are untampered, solid objects, which feeds back into the scene and the title.
It’s an artistic cityscape, which makes us feel like we are staring at a painting. It has a sense of drowned out sound to it as if we are looking at an underwater environment.
If this doesn’t inspire you to get photographing and playing around with your fine art images, we don’t know what will.
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