Abstract photography tips and techniques

Three Looks at Abstract Photography Tips and Techniques

A few weeks ago we posted a blog entry that traced the roots of photography from the coining of the word through some of the best early techniques for creating photos. You may recall that we displayed Heliography, Daguerreotype and Photogravure before pointing to an article that described other interesting methods.

After we reviewed these early techniques for altering the reality of what photos showed we thought you might find it interesting to see some of the more recent techniques for special effects. What follows are references to three articles we found interesting not only for their techniques but for the photos used to demonstrate these methods.

First we see an example of the methods offered by The School of Digital Photography in this article that might lead you to have a budding interest in abstract photography:













Next we take a look at how we can use Nature to create Abstract Photography in this article and example from it:


And then we finish up by viewing the works on display here that adapt manmade structures to an abstract format:


As you can see, Abstract Photography can use many “real” scenes as subjects while sharing many of the powerful techniques that create these special effects.

Let us know what you think.

Walter Krieg

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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