To clarify, here is a list of conceptual frameworks I use it that makes it into "artogrpahy" or "lightography".
- Drawing with light. A photographer shared this idea with me. I would say that I primarily use this approach. I see and use the images in the same way I see drawings.
- The lines in the objects are treated as if I drew them. Photographers frame the shot and are often going for something specific having to do with the image in the lens. I see all of the components of the drawing(photo) as manipulable. I have no interest in the object as a photo. I am interested in all of the aspects of the drawing I see. I can turn it, color it, delete parts of it, etc. I may look nothing like what came through the lens.
- Manipulate results to fit a drawing that is evolving. Photographers manipulate camera settings to affect the result. Generally, they appreciate photographs for deft manipulation of the mechanism. I don't "use" it as such.