Photographic Standards?

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soulenergy says

I've searched the forums for an answer, but can't find anything specific to this...

At what point is a photograph "not" a photograph? When I manipulate a photograph so much that it does not have the characteristics of the subject, does it then become "art"?

I don't think I'm explaining my question well, but I do want to describe my items properly, so I've put two examples on my blog.

Somebody help me out, please? I really want to do the right thing!

Thanks! All the best, Jessica

Posted at 11:35pm Aug 29, 2010 EDT


I would probably use Digital Art and Photograph.

We're always told to tag items from a buyer's point of view... and I doubt many people unfamiliar with the terms would search for "artistic photograph" or "photomanipulation".

When describing them in a listing, you can be more specific, telling the buyers what you've done to the original photograph (adding filters, etc.)
But as far as tags go... yeah, I'd go with Art>Photography and then words like "altered", "digital", maybe "pop art"...

Posted at 12:05am Aug 30, 2010 EDT

soulenergy says

Thanks Tara!

Posted at 12:17am Aug 30, 2010 EDT