Potential Two-Fer Abstract Challenge

April 16th, 2024
Thank you John @johnfalconer for hosting the last round and to all those who participated in #78 as well as to those who took the time to vote. I am really thrilled that I won it as I do not consider myself an abstract photographer and was actually pushed into taking this shot through a get pushed challenge!

The current artist challenge features Jerry Reed, an artist heavily into abstracts. Check his work out, and if you are so inclined, you can do a two-fer with this round of abstracts by tagging both the artist and abstract challenge.

There is also a new ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) challenge happening that you may be able to tag for both.

However, this challenge is open to any abstract you may choose to enter. There is no need to tag for two challenges. Feel free to enter as many abstracts as you wish but only one entry per member will be short-listed.

The following is unabashedly copied from the last abstract challenge:

Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression. - Wikipedia.

Some tips that have been mentioned before may help you capture or create an interesting abstract:

Shoot the ordinary in an unusual way
Choose strong shapes
Get up close
Use color to grab attention
Seek out texture
Look for repeating patterns
Use lines and curves
Photograph reflections
Shoot through another object
Capture motion
Go macro

Chris Cook @cdcook48 recommended this link where you may find some inspiration: https://iso.500px.com/how-to-shoot-abstract-photography/

Start Date backdated to: April 1st, 2024
End Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

(So you can go through the photos you have already taken and see what you have that might fit the challenge! Or convert an existing photo into abstract.)

Tag: abstract-79
Entries can be viewed here: https://365project.org/tags/abstract-79

Any photos taken in the above time frame are eligible. Enter as many photos as you wish, but only one image per photographer will be shortlisted.
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