Conceptual Photography Whats it all about?!
con♥cep♥tu♥al (adj.) Of, relating to, or based on mental concepts ♥
Conceptual Photography is sometimes a hard thing to define. However once youve got the hang of what is and isnt conceptual you will find yourself seeing and creating concepts out of everyday life just like that. Im determined to help make that happen!
Conceptual is about trying to recreate your fears, dreams, thoughts and ideas in an image. More often than not a Conceptual shot is set up. It is carefully processed and manipulated in set up and in-camera to convey the concept. However from time to time as I am more frequently finding you will notice you stumble upon Conceptual shots completely by accident.
Sometimes those are the best kind!
If its conceptual it will make you think twice, you may see a double meaning, you will be astounded by the thought process thats gone into something. You. Will. Be. Amazed.
This piece is the epitome of seasons, crossing seamlessly between the four to illustrate some beautiful concepts. The others in the series are also fantastic examples of conceptual work.
As well as making me smile, everytime I see this piece floating around the most popular pages, I am once again amazed at the fantastic idea. As well as being cute its pretty genius too!
Conceptual Art is widely explored with concepts of War, Love, Hate, Image and Music. `im-not-sana has created here a wonderful concept using the simple notion of music. This applies also to ^ScENeYmEs inspirational work below.
Conceptual Art is not about recreating what has already been done but instead working out how you can do it better/differently/stranger (delete as applicable). Nothing is unachievable if you put your mind to it, and what a great place to start with Conceptual Photography.
If you are unsure about your Photography and whether or not it needs to be placed in Conceptual dont hesitate to note me. Im always happy to reply with tips, feedback and pointers.
To keep you going here are a few useful links:
♥ Conceptual Daily Deviations - `Shalora
♥ Conceptual Daily Deviations - ^Kaz-D
♥ Conceptual Gallery On deviantART