Upside Down

On December 6th 2017, I was up early. When I was ready to leave the house, I got some text messages telling me that the client had to cancel our appointment. So I made one more coffee and started to read:

“Abstraction of Abstract Photography:

Here are some tried and tested methods that give amazing results in abstract photography.

Abstraction by Isolation or Elimination:

This is a process of choosing what you like in a shot that you have taken. Some parts of the image are stronger, colourful and more meaningful and the concentration lies just there. Removing the parts which don’t have as much importance as others in the image is abstraction by isolation or elimination.

Abstraction by Decreasing the Distance:

These are close up shots taken by the zoom lens. As you get closer to the object in focus the details of it become important and the major aspect of the photograph.

Abstraction by Increasing the Distance:

These are more blur shots which are taken from a distance. As we move away from the object, we get to see a bigger picture. Most of the aerial abstract shots are an example of such kind of photography.

Abstraction by Randomized Patterns:

These are random patterns which mean nothing to a common man. These are ideas and thoughts which come in the minds of photographers while taking a pattern which they find interesting.

Abstraction by Movement:

These are abstract photographs which are clicked when you are on the move. Most of these photos are a blend of colours, patterns and themes all in one frame.

Abstraction by Alteration:

This type of photography is done keeping the colours and tone in mind. A lot of time while clicking the photo or post production structures and textures of a photograph need to be changed. This is called as ‘abstraction by alteration.’

(Abstract Photography: The Art of Speaking Without Words“)

On that day I posted “Upside Down” and 365 days later, I hope that we don’t have rain…