Photograph above taken at Fly Creek Mill with a Leica M240
The Difference Between a Fine Art Print and a Work of Art
Most photographers have the ability and the technical know-how to create a fine art print. Meaning the image has the correct exposure, it's sharp, has good highlight and shadow detail, etc. However, mastering these technical qualities of a photograph are not enough to call it a work of art. A work of art, regardless of the medium used or mastery of technique has to have a respectable composition - one that can stand up to close analysis.
For example, even though Ansel Adams could produce a photographic print that was technically superior to a Henri Cartier-Bresson image, Adams couldn't compete with Bresson's ability to create a visual masterpiece. Bresson was a highly trained draftsman as well as a brilliant designer and understood how to use and apply Dynamic Symmetry to all of his photos. As a result of his knowledge and training in classical art techniques, Bresson produced a massive and consistent body of photographs in his lifetime - all of which were considered "works of art."
Dynamic Symmetry Art is a non-commercial, comprehensive skill-based art learning resource for the serious artist, photographer, and graphic designer that wants to learn the art of composition and improve their visual literacy skills. Unlike so many other art and photography websites that offer the same tips, tricks, and rules, dynamicsymmetryart.com is about separating fact from fiction, revealing the painter's secret geometry, and providing easy-to-apply design techniques for anyone that has a strong desire to create masterful work.
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