Fine Art Photography

What is fine art photography?

What is Fine Art Photography?

Fine art photography can be referred as photograph that is taken according to the photographer’s intended vision and creativity. It is also a masterpiece of art to showcase the artist’s idea through their desire to create something beautiful to be behold. Like the work of a painter through paints and brushes, so does a photographer with his/her camera and gears. Sometimes, the term can also be referred as artistic photography or art photography.

Fine art photography is an approach to capture images from various perspective rather than point and shoot. It is perceived from a different viewpoint to see photography as a work of art. The photographer first scan through the scene, settle for the view, imagine the final result before shooting. Often, some of the most recognizable and distinctive characters you will find in fine art photography would always portray images with a sense of feeling, mood, expression, special effect, abstract and etc. It is an art work dedicated to produce beautiful images.


Paul Chong is a landscape fine art photographer base in Shanghai, China. He is dedicated to capture the beauty of nature scenery in which he also creates colorful fine art photograph for sale in various format and sizes, featuring museum archival quality fine print. Some of his work can be seen published in various magazine, website, event brochure and flyer.

He owned a collection of magnificent artwork which can be seen by visiting his online gallery at

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19 thoughts on “Fine Art Photography

    1. Thank you! I took this photo originally in color, and later give it a try in Black and White to see how’s the result. At the end it turns out pretty well.

  1. Paul, that is easily the best definition of Fine Art Photography I have ever read!

    And the image is perfect for the topic of the post. The composition, lighting, mood, and the black and white treatment are all beautiful!

    1. Hi Jeff, thank you very much for the comments. Glad that you like this post. Though it’s challenging to define the term fine art photography since it’s broad and abstract. However, manage to put it in simple words 🙂

      1. Simple is good for me 😉 But you are right, trying to define something like “fine art” is tough because it is such a subjective term. On persons art is another’s trash.

        I felt you defined it in terms that convey exactly what is involved in the making of one of my own photographs. Not all will find my photography fine or art, but my images express my vision of a given subject or scene and not just a literal, photo-journalistic, representation of it.

      1. You are so welcome. I was also compelled to share this on my facebook fan page as well. Such a broad idea as “fine art photography” defined in insightful, yet simple terms.

  2. Perfect composition Paul ♡ I like the foggy background that draws the attention to the group of boats in the foreground. The mirror effect of the water only adds to the focus. Well done 🙂

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