Abstract Photography

Blue-Hour Ghosts. Pano. ©Alina Oswald.

Have you ever tried your hand at abstract or experimental photography? If you haven’t, give it a try. It’s liberating!

Here are a few examples:

Here’s a link to more of my abstract-and-experimental photography. (for some reason, WordPress does not allow me to insert the code, hence, I can only provide the link)

But anyway…. You might ask what makes a photograph an “abstract” photograph. My two cents:

Planet Collide. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • a futuristic or fantasy feel or look
  • includes elements of graphic design
  • unique perspective (Point of View) – get really, really close…or not (for example, macro vs aerial shots)
  • play with blur/Bokeh
  • focus on specific details (part of getting really, really close, in a way), experiment with macro or texture, and so on
  • play with shadows and make them the subject
  • Lensbaby photography can help create unique abstract images; so does pinhole photography
  • an abstract photograph could be a great wall art

Why give abstract/experimental photography a try? Because:

  • it opens the eyes and mind to new possibilities
  • it pushes a creative to think outside the box, and that’s a good thing
  • it can be a “warm-up” exercise for another project, or for the muse 🙂

And so on.

Again, give it a try and see where it might lead your work.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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