What is Fine Art Photography? “Fine art photography” is basically speculative work created without any restrictions or client influence. The imagery is far more revealing of the photographer’s personality than other types of photography. It is photography with fewer aesthetic restrictions which allows unlimited freedom to pursue unique visual expressions and ideas. It’s personal work that’s intended for galleries, museums or collectors.
Fine art photography is first about the artist, second about the subject, and third about technique. The artist is the most important element in the creation of art. The same artist may, and often does, work with various subjects during his career, using a number of different techniques and possibly a variety of mediums. The goal is to create a work of art; subjects and techniques are both vehicles used in the process of reaching this goal.
Dheny Patungka is a superb talented self-taught photographer, digital artist and educator who lives and works in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. “I’ve loved Digital Photo Manipulation, which consists of manually blending in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look,” Dheny says. “This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what I am trying to achieve.”
I’ve always loved photography, but only became serious about it when I’m not expert in Photoshop, back in 2007 discovered the world of High Dynamic Range photography.