Fine Art Photography
Fine art photography is first about the artist, second about the subject, and third about technique. The artist is the most important element in the creation of art. The same artist may, and often does, work with various subjects during his career, using a number of different techniques and possibly a variety of mediums. The goal is to create a work of art; subjects and techniques are both vehicles used in the process of reaching this goal.
First, and foremost, a fine art photograph begins with a message, an idea. With this, I do not mean a social commentary, something extraordinarily profound, but a meaning encoded into the photograph is essential.
Many people have ideas, many people can produce photographs, those who can bring these attributes together produce memorable fine art photographs.