Fine art is a way to express yourself, state your opinions, create or capture beauty and more, and it gives you the opportunity to photograph whatever you want, however you want.
This particular tutorial is a part of my "Creating Successful Photographs" series. If you've never done photography before, you might want to start at my "Basics" instructable:
**NOTE: All photographs used in this tutorial were shot and retouched by myself, including those that have the Vogue logo as they have been published on Vogue.it
Step 1: Vintage Fine Art
Modern looking art tends to be more angular or graphic, especially in the photographic world. By keeping your work more about the subject rather than the composition alone, you can achieve a vintage look.
Another important aspect of vintage looking art is the technique used to make it look older, such as the tonality of the image. Instead of using straight black and white, a lot of vintage or vintage looking photographs have a sepia, or brownish tone to them. You can also make your photograph look more vintage by adding a grungy texture to it.
Step 2: Evoking Emotion
What most people don't notice is that two colors that might look completely different when seen in real life, are actually the same tonality in black and white and when color is absent, they blend in with each other, making the other, more contrasty aspects of the photograph stand out.
Step 3: Abstract
A busy or crazy photograph, such as the one pictured above, can evoke an emotion just as easily as a photograph with subject matter. It shows movement and liveliness, forcing the viewers eye to jump all over the image instead of being gently led to one part of the photograph or another.
Keep all this in mind as you're shooting and maybe it will inspire you to get some shots you didn't think you were capable of.
Happy shooting! :)