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Top Abstract Photography Ideas For You To Try Today

The School of Photography want to teach you how to create abstract photography and in the process change the way you look at photography forever.

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If you want to learn what abstract photography is then you've come to the right tutorial as The School of Photography is answering all of your abstract photography questions while showing you how to create a really great abstract image. 

"An abstract photograph is a picture of something that doesn’t represent what it actually is. If you show someone an example of your abstract photography and they say "wow, that’s a great photo….What is it?", then you’ve nailed this genre of photography on the head!" The School of Photography. 


Top Abstract Photography Ideas For You To Try Today: Barbells


To create a great abstract photo, here's a checklist of the things that your image will need:

  • Think outside the box
  • Take photos you wouldn't normally take
  • Look for things that can be reframed/composed differently 
  • Ask yourself: 'is it non-recognisable? And, is it interesting to look at?'
  • Find parts of the object that look interesting when framed in your viewfinder
  • Anything that will give you an unusual view of that object
  • Try getting close and looking along the side of things or look up
  • If you see a hole, look through it
  • Frames within frames can be cool
  • Use a shallow depth of field 
  • Crop images in post-production

What abstract images have you captured? We'd love to see them in the Gallery

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