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A photograph taken with the intention of being an artistic piece rather than a documentary or commercial piece.

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What are the most valuable photographs on the planet?

I have recently read about a print of Ansel Adams reaching $600,000 at auction in 1948 (equivalent of around $6 million US dollars today). This got me thinking that there must be other high value ...
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An intro to “conceptual” fine-art photography?

In many photo clubs and professional fine art photography, is very common to show "conceptual" photo essays or photo series. That is, there is a unifying idea behind a compilation of images, and ...
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What makes a photograph “fine art”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What makes “fine art” fine art? I have seen a number of sites selling "fine art photography". I was wondering what makes photography fine art? Is it the type of ...
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Should an artist/photographer admit to a photo being edited?

I was recently looking at some landscape photography awards in Central London and noticed that quite a few of the images had significant post editing in Photoshop. The artists had even mentioned ...
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What is Fine Art Paper?

What is fine art paper and how is it different from standard photo paper? Is it just a marketing term? When should it be used?
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What was the “New York School” of photography?

My art history knowledge consists of half-remembered intro-level courses. I learned from following this question that Saul Leiter was a member of or made contributions to something called "The New ...
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What are the key things that distinguish stock photography from other types?

What are the key features of stock photography that distinguishes it from other types of photography, or is there a fair amount of overlap between them (i.e. a good photograph can be fine art and ...
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How can I safely sign a metal print?

I'm looking at producing some larger fine art pieces printed on metal (there are a few pro vendors which do this). If I wanted to sign these pieces (on the front, in the corner), does anyone know of ...
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What makes “fine art” fine art?

I've always been shy to refer to any of my work as "fine art"... preferring instead to call it "still life". But I recently had an interesting conversation with an Art History major who said that my ...
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What are approaches for defining the scope of a photographic project?

In the context of fine art photography, with some subjects or themes, working out where the series begins and ends is quite simple. Especially if it has a documentary slant on it or is defined by time ...