The following is a list of terms that I frequently use throughout this web site (www.chipjonesstudio.com and shop.chipjonesstudio.com).
Photography Prints – These are prints captured with a digital camera. These images are processed via Lightroom/Photoshop in order to bring out the original color, tones and the highest print quality possible *. For my photography I primarily use a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex), but I also have a few photographs captured by other devices that include mobile phones, drones, etc. My photography is separated into the following genre:
- Landscape – This is work where the landscape itself is the primary subject. It is highlighted through composition, color and shape.
- Narrative – This is work where a secondary element is introduced to create a story. In the visual arts this is often referred to as “narrative art”.
- Abstract – Abstract Art is work that is non-representational, in it’s purest form. It utilizes the formal elements of shape, form, color, and line to create the composition.
* NOTE: I classify any digital image where the original composition has been added to as “Digital Art” (see below). There are rare occasions where I will remove a distracting element (trash can, trash on the ground, electric wires, etc) and still market the piece as a photography print. This is extremely rare though (less than 1% of the time).
Digital Art – The term “Digital Art” refers to work that was created using digitally based tools on a computer or non-camera digital device. Some of these tools include digital drawing tablets, digital drawing/painting tools and a variety of software tools. The finished work is then sold as a “Digital Art Print” and reproduced on a variety of print papers, canvas or other final media.
Collage / Composite – A Collage or Composite is a finished piece of work that was created using imagery from more than one original source. If the source is a digital format, then I’ll often refer to these pieces as a “Digital Collage” or “Digital Composite”
Mixed-Media – Similar to a “Digital Collage” or “Digital Composite” except that the final piece is created with non-digital media such as paper, paint, ink, pencil, photographs, etc. These are one-off pieces and often times converted into a format that can be printed and reproduced as a “Mixed-Media Print”.