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Old Jun 14, 2011, 9:45 AM   #11
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It helps to have an education in art, in order to be able to explain your vision in the commonly accepted terms of the arts community. Use of the proper vocabulary is key in getting others to accept your explanation. IOW, it is basically marketing, and salesmanship. What really separates an Ansel Adams from a Joe Bloggs, is having a good line of BS and persistence.

A long time ago, I was told that a picture of a naked woman is pornography, a picture of a naked woman with a bowl of fruit, is art, and a picture of a bowl of fruit without the naked woman, is fine art (and also boring as h***)

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Old Jun 15, 2011, 12:42 AM   #12
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so basically there is no real difference between her and any other photographer that sells photographs.....

people are interesting how we have to make things more complicated than they are and we always want to make something seem more or bigger or more special then the same thing sitting right next to it lol.

well anyway, thanks guys! That question has been bothering me for a while and I am happy that I have a better understanding.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 2:00 AM   #13
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Well of course.

But on the more charitable side of things, perhaps she's really serious about it and trying her very hardest, and it's really just a way of saying she wants to be taken seriously.

And perhaps preventing people from asking her to take product, stock, portraits and wedding pictures. I guess it's a way of saying publicly that you are not into that stuff. The difficult part is that people are willing to pay (worldwide on aggregate) an awful lot more for weddings and portraits than they are for fine art photographs - so it's a tough path she's chosen for herself.

Very few people make a living as fine art photographers.
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 10:57 PM   #14
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Well I can understand why she uses the term and I think you hit the nail on the head. Her work is very good and she has some of my favorite photographs that I have seen but I was really just talking about the term in general and why it came into being...
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The biggest rule of Fine Art Photography that was told to me was it had to be mounted and archival. Archival being the picture had to be able to last 100 years without fading. Of course the was some thirty years ago and things and ideas to change over time.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 6:26 AM   #16
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I think fine art is a catch all phrase. It covers so many picture stiles and is probably used out of context for some people.
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someone who takes pictures of fine art :P
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 11:25 AM   #18
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I agree with the above in how 'fine art photography' is in the eye of the checkbook holder. I have seen some beautiful photos sold for under 20 dollars...that I would think of as FAP...such as Ansel Adams....and some 'C.R.A.P.' sold for a hundreds.
Hey, some people think a photo with an electric waterfall running through it is fine art, whatever...me, I like billy bass...don't worry, be happy...don't be happy...do doododoooododo...don't worry...do do do do, don't worry...be happy.
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