Fine-art photography is photography created in line with the vision of the photographer as artist, using photography as a medium for creative expression. The goal of fine-art photography is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion. This 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; and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products, or services
The photographer reacts to the surroundings and takes a photo when she sees something interesting. The artist has a concept in his mind and is looking or creating something specific that relates to a particular set of ideas. Art, in itself, is to imitate life. However, art photography is to see beyond life.
Fine art photographs are images that are created solely for their imaginative or aesthetic quality. It’s the opposite of documentary photography, which seeks to capture life, people, and significant events for memory and historical records.