During the shooting, most of what we saw and photographed were specific things. Just like the landscape in landscape photography, the characters in portrait photography, or the events shown in documentary street photography, these can tell us what is what. And there is a niche category in photography, which is abstract photography. And this kind of photography not only has high artistic quality, but also high decorative quality, which is like decorative painting in home decoration.
The picture is from clarisse croset
How to shoot abstract photography in real scenes? This starts with the concept of abstraction. A simpler and more straightforward way of saying is to “extract and generalize their common aspects, essential attributes, and relationships from concrete things, and discard individual, non-essential aspects, attributes, and relationships. This thinking process is called abstraction.” The simple understanding is to find the same aspects from specific things, or to exaggerate certain characteristics and characteristics of real things to achieve unexpected results.
However, this description is still an abstract concept. It is better to take a look at some of the actual shooting methods below, which can quickly help you to shoot attractive abstract visual art.
一, break the convention
This method is to find outstanding features from the object or scene and use the composition The technique makes its characteristics more prominent. You can use the change of light to highlight key structures, and use shadows to weaken unnecessary object forms. Just like the shooting of the stairs in the picture below, through the change of light and shade, the emphasis is on the effect of spiraling or the jagged feeling of the stairs, which allows people to think of more things through the photos.
The picture is from adrien olichon
Of course, the color change of the object itself can also be used to express the rusty steel, or the fence like the picture below. The phenomenon of transformation, the peeling paint and the degradation of color, show an abstract effect.
The picture is from andrew buchanan
And the picture below uses the lines of the scenery itself, through the change of light and rich colors, the rocks in the valley look more like flowing Waves. These abstract expressions give the object itself another meaning.
picture from kevin lanceplaine
Second, use the same form
use the same form, Or repetitive structure, you can shoot rich abstract works. In nature, there are many such things. The picture below uses the giraffe’s fur effect, the use of repetitive rhythm, and the composition of a large number of tailoring to make it show a humorous abstract effect.
The picture is from louise pilgaard
And architecture accounts for a large proportion of abstract photographs, and many buildings can produce beautiful abstract visual art works. This requires us to use the principle of repeated composition to regularly photograph the symmetrical sections of the building. In this way, the abstract effect can be well expressed, and the architectural characteristics of the shot can be more prominent.
picture from pierre chatel innocenti
There are also things in life that can be expressed in abstract form, just like the picture below has a sense of repetition, or rhythmic scenes are mostly suitable for expression Abstract form. This is very similar to the method of photographing architecture. As long as it highlights its rich and identical structure, you can shoot beautiful abstract works.
picture from peter feghali
3. Use water to express
water and tangible, But also good at change. In abstract photography works, the unpredictable changes of water can be used to make the photographed objects and sceneries show unpredictable effects. You can use the reflection, projection and refraction of the water to break the original appearance of things with the help of the reflection effect in the water, so that you can shoot a variety of abstract effects.
The picture comes from stefano ghezzi
Secondly, you can also create with the solid effect of water. This is the transmission effect of ice, which causes the transmitted scenery to be distorted, fogged, deformed, etc., so that you can also shoot interesting abstract works.
The picture comes from sergey pesterev
There is also a photograph of the original appearance of water, using light and water transmission effects to show the light reaction in the water, which can also be photographed Create fantastic abstract photography works.
picture from ryan wilson
abstract forms can be seen everywhere in our lives, but this requires a pair of eyes that can discover beauty, combined with some of the above shooting techniques. Even if this article on how to shoot abstract works is an introduction, I hope you who like abstract art can also shoot abstract photography works with full artistic effect.
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