There are often conversations with photographers of whether they are creating art or fine art with their imaging. Some are – some aren’t –  but who are we to judge? The point is once we get over whether we are artists or not we need to work, not just dream, to make our dreams happen. Today’s Photo/Art quote from Constantin puts it very succinctly. (especially the second sentence!)

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“Art career goals make your career happen. To see far is one thing, to go there is another.” Constantin Brancusi


1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

2. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art;

an art collection.

fine art[fahyn]

1. a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fine art

fine art


1. art produced chiefly for its aesthetic value, as opposed to applied art
2. (often pl) Also called beaux arts. any of the fields in which such art is produced, such as painting, sculpture, and engraving
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fine art

Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills, as in He’s turned lying into a fine art, or The contractor excels in the fine art of demolition. This term alludes to the fine arts, such as music, painting, and sculpture, which require both skill and talent. It is now often used to describe anything that takes skill to do. [ First half of 1800s ]

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What are you doing to work on your career and push it into the direction you would like it to go?
Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob