The Foundations of Photography: What Makes a Photographer, What Makes an Artist?

Anybody can be a great photographer if they have a sound understanding of what makes an artist.

The four most important foundations of all art are...

  • The Idea
  • The Execution of the Idea
  • How you curate your work
  • How you present your work

The competence of your art should never be questioned if you have a sound understanding of these four concepts.

Here is a graph showing the foundations of art in the context of photography. Most important concepts are at the bottom, less important considerations are at the top.