Definition of Fine-Art Photography
First of all before I get started it would be helpful for you to understand the definition of Fine-Art Photography in comparison to representational photography.
“Fine-Art Photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as a photographer. Using photography as a medium to bring something to life that only lives in the artist’s mind. Simply capturing what you see in an artistic way is the art of photography and not creating fine-art. The goal is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion. Fine-art photography stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally representing objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer.” Source: Wiki
Being an Artist and not just a photographer
Fine-Art photographs are intended to be viewed for their aesthetics and beauty. As the definition above points out, the photograph must convey the photographers vision and have been created in a way that can’t be captured by just pointing the camera and clicking the shutter. I personally love Photojournalistic photography, however, the creative side of me gets excited at the possibility of creating a piece of art for my brides and grooms that can take pride of place on their wall. As a fact, almost all of my award winning Images are fine-art photographs as they were created for the sole intention of creativity, vision, aesthetics and of course display.