There are a lot of different definitions of abstract art. For this project we will consider abstract photography something that is based on a real object, but your depiction of the object generally emphasizes line, color, shape, geometrical forms, and their relationship to one another instead of a realistic representation of the object itself. Getting in close will help. If someone glanses at your finished image it should not be easy for them to identify the subject.

Some ideas here

  Do some research. Google abstract photography. Look at the samples you find. Go out and create your own images. Experiment with different positions and angles. The more you experiment the better your images will be. At first glance the viewer should not be able to identify the object, subject, location, etc.  
 TURN IN:    

3 - 5x7 or 8x10, native resolution (leave the resolution box blank when using the crop tool) abstract images. The images should have photographic integrity.

Name the files: ab1, ab2, ab3. Place them in a folder named :"abstract" in your Photo folder.

Your assignment will be graded using these criteria:

From Mr. P's Photo Rubric

Is you image original, innovative and daring, or just another example of the same old thing? Does it fulfill the requirements for the assignment (see assignment sheet) ?.

Have you used the appropriate elements and principles of design that would enhance your photograph or did you just shoot what was in front of the camera? Have you used good composition or did you just place the center of interest in the center because it was easy?

Camera Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is the exposure correct? Was the appropriate aperture/shutter speed used (if applicable for your camera), did you find the best angle?

Computer Techniques: Is the image sharp/in focus? Is it resized correctly? Is it color corrected and sharpened?

Presentation: Is the artwork presented in a professional manner as outlined in the assignment?

Good luck