Just for my sake of understanding, when does a photograph become "not" a photograph? I have both of these photographs listed in my Etsy shop right now. The bottom photograph is the original, although I, of course, use a photo editor to bring out the best in my work.
The photo above, I have obviously done more than just a basic "touch up" to the photograph, and I'm not sure at what point it would be considered "art" and not a photograph, by Etsy or anyone else's standards. Any thoughts?
I have the original described as an "artistic photograph" and the kaleidoscope described as a "manipulated photograph".
Now I wonder if I should use "fine art photograph" for photos such as the original, and "artistic photograph" for ones that I have truly manipulated. Or if there is another way altogether to describe it.
I couldn't find anything specifically about this in the forums. Is there a standard for this type of thing? I did see several posts in the forums about the difference between "fine art photograph" and just a "photograph", but nothing that referenced manipulated photos.
TaraFlyPhotos recommends altered, digital, and maybe pop art to describe these photos... does that sound good to you?