40 Astounding Examples of Abstract Photography

The creativity in abstract photography can be very interesting when done right. Using various techniques, a good photographer can take an otherwise ordinary shot and turn it into a masterpiece of colors, patterns, and textures. Then again, maybe a good abstract picture can be created at times by accident; take for instance when the shutter is kept open too long during a shoot.

If you’ve never tried your hand at abstract photography, here is a list of a few subject ideas to help get you started.

  • Light painting
  • Smoke
  • Bokeh
  • Blurry trees
  • Reflections
  • Shadows
  • Architecture
  • Interesting patterns
  • Macro

And here are some great examples of abstract photography to inspire you to go out and create your next work of art.

John D. – slow breeze
John D. - slow breeze

Ginny – city lights bokeh
Ginny - city lights bokeh

Kevin Dooley – Sunday abstract
Kevin Dooley - Sunday abstract

Nick Ares – Abstract Tree Blur
Nick Ares - Abstract Tree Blur

Steve Hodgson – Abstract
Steve Hodgson - Abstract

Alan Cleaver – Wave reflections
Alan Cleaver - Wave reflections

Spencer Starnes – Abstract – Midland Texas
PROSpencer Starnes - Abstract - Midland Texas

Bob Doran – experiment
Bob Doran - experiment

Phil Richards – Annecy Abstract
Phil Richards - Annecy Abstract

theilr – curls and whisps
theilr - curls and whisps

Evan – Yellow flowers abstract
Evan - Yellow flowers abstract

Guru Sno Studios – Negative_1750
Guru Sno Studios - Negative_1750

frankieleon – abstract nothingness
frankieleon - abstract nothingness

Colin Knowles – Skytrain abstract
Colin Knowles - Skytrain abstract

Andreas Øverland – Crushed snow on ice
Andreas Øverland - Crushed snow on ice

Phil Richards – Beach
Phil Richards - Beach

enki22 – colors…
enki22 - colors...

Chris Ruggles – Abstract warm
Chris Ruggles - Abstract warm

brian – lensbaby ipad softbox
brian - lensbaby ipad softbox

Isengardt – Abstract woods
Isengardt - Abstract woods

enki22 – green morning flow
enki22 - green morning flow

C.K. Tse – abstract @ lv
C.K. Tse - abstract @ lv

Andrew Gustar – Kinetic Abstract
Andrew Gustar - Kinetic Abstract

Steven Bratman – Abstract falls
Steven Bratman - Abstract falls

enki22 – the choir
enki22 - the choir

Lauryn – Mezzanine
Lauryn - Mezzanine

mathijs van spankeren – abstract
mathijs van spankeren - abstract

Vlastimil Koutecký – Abstract flowers …
Vlastimil Koutecký - Abstract flowers ...

Xenja Santarelli
Xenja Santarelli

Rookuzz – Mirrorball
Rookuzz - Mirrorball

Alex Matravers – Abstract
Alex Matravers - Abstract

tanakawho – Net abstract
tanakawho - Net abstract

Jaap Joris – Yellow Tent
Jaap Joris - Yellow Tent

Mark Fischer – Chatuchak Abstract
Mark Fischer - Chatuchak Abstract

enki22 – study of the fall
enki22 - study of the fall

Alexander Nie – Abstract Light Painting
Alexander Nie - Abstract Light Painting

Tom Hilton
Tom Hilton

Rodger Evans Follow Flaming Mollusc
Rodger Evans Follow Flaming Mollusc

gags9999 – Twirls
gags9999 - Twirls

Nancy – glass art macro
Nancy - glass art macro