Bear’s Photos of Cornwall has a lovely style of abstract photography. I thought I would have a go at reproducing what Bear has achieved. Think of it as, painting with the camera.
An ideal candidate, I imagined, would be a pile of leaves laying on the ground. I hoped that purposeful camera motion would give an illusion of movement. I hope the image comes over how I see it in my head. Lol.
Bear says he was inspired to try abstract photography due to the skills of an artist friend of his. The effect Bear uses is easy enough to achieve, by using a slow shutter speed, and panning – but, there is quite a bit of skill in choosing the right subject and clicking that shutter button at the right time.
The artist must ask you to think of the world in a different way, and sometimes it’s a more abstract way; sometimes it’s a completely different kind of colouringWilliam Lipscomb
Over time, this style of photography should improve for me. I do prefer traditional landscape photography, but an extra skill in the toolkit is always useful at some point. Thanks to Bear for my inspiration!