Conceptual photography – as a part of conceptual art – is a photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. In this type of photography, you try to convey a concept or message with a photograph.
Wikipedia defines conceptual photography as a type of photography that illustrates an idea. In simple words conceptual photography is a type of photography conveys a message or an idea.
Conceptual photography as the term suggests deals with a concept or imagination. Conceptual photography is widely used in the advertising world. The idea behind conceptual photography is to connect a reality with a concept. It is the juxtaposition of real and imaginary world. Conceptual photography presents to viewers a concept that is unreal but amazing. An artist captures the concept of an idea in conceptual photography.
Although it’s possible to “discover” an idea after the shoot, conceptual photographers usually have ideas in mind before shooting. The challenge is to communicate those ideas successfully in practice. For example, the photographer might choose to use symbolism. Will viewers understand those symbols, though? If not, does that matter?
Objects are blended with different tools that can take an image in the visionary scene which is more creative art performed in conceptual photography and takes lot to time and patience to conceive an idea and implement with conceptual shot.
Conceptual photography makes healthy use of graphical symbols to represent ideas, movements, moods, anything and everything that the photographer might want to include in the message of their photograph. Symbols with strong, well-established connotations are usually used, from racy red lipstick to a bleeding heart, shamrocks and clovers to a green dollar bill.
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