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    Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    Hi All,

    What would you consider this image to be? Can it still be called a Photograph? Perhaps it is a Photographic image or can it be called Photographic Art?

    It was created from a Photograph and converted to what it is in Imaging Software.

    Do you people think there is any value in creating images like this?

    Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    This is a genre typically called photo art. There are forums where people convert photos to photo art. One of the nice advantages of photo art is that beautiful works can be created from really bad photos. The really talented photo artists can create a piece on demand in various styles, such as water colors, oil paintings including those in the style of the great masters, illustrations, etc.

    I don't get too philosophical about the merit of photo art. Instead, I keep it simple by thinking that any process that is enjoyable and/or results in something that is appealing is worth doing. As an example, I like this piece and hope you do too.

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    Isn't this the same question as "Can a pencil drawing be art?" ?

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    As an example, I like this piece and hope you do too.
    Thanks Mike,

    Hold your horses – that image was “created” by me. Fooling around in image processing software I tried something “different” and came up with that.

    Photo art? I am no artist. A photograph, it is no longer.

    Do I like it, hmmm, so-so. Others I have “created” I think is, better. Do I enjoy it? Oh yes, brings out the other side of “creativity”.

    I am glad you like it, inspires me to try some more. Not all images work. There are basic things to be kept in mind to do this kind of thing.

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    Isn't this the same question as "Can a pencil drawing be art?" ?
    Remco, I can do pencil drawings. Is it art? Not all pencil drawings can be called Art!

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    I agree (mine certainly wouldn't qualify)

    For me, it's the same with photography and photo art: it's a tool, that can be used for different purposes (like a pencil or a chisel). Whether a specific product is art is a discussion I'll leave to those (feeling ) more qualified than I am.

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    Do you people think there is any value in creating images like this?
    For those of us that consider this photography thingy a hobby, the value is our own gratification.
    I would be the last one on these pages to criticize the use of PP.

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    Re: Photograph? Photographic Image? Photographic Art?

    When I first purchased Photoshop CS6, I went crazy using the oil paint filter. I then settled down and use it only occasionally. I think that the graphic art filters are fun to use and also think that the daffodil image, whatever you choose to call it, is a very nice rendition. I might crop just a bit off the bottom but, that is simply my personal choice.

    I would like to find a software program which converts a photographic image to a pen and ink rendition. I have experimented with several techniques using Photoshop CS6 and have not found any that I really like.

    This fotosketcher program seems promising:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=foto...h=461&dpr=1.88
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 13th September 2013 at 05:35 PM.

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