In the Conceptual Photography gallery here on deviantART the only images that should be posted are those where the concept for the image came before the image was made..
The original artistic idea is much more important than the physical image that portrays it. Obviously its important for the photograph to portray that idea in an interesting and understandable way. But its still the idea that comes first.
The ideas themselves do not have to be about the mysteries of the universe. They can be smaller and much more personal than that. But they must have been thought up prior to an image being created to express them.
This doesn't mean you have to spend hours or days thinking about a photograph in order for it to be a great image. For most photography we conceive an idea for the shots that we take from the things that we see and come across. But these shots are not specifically conceptual as they have not been planned out and have instead been created by taking the right opportunity. A wide landscape shot across rolling hills with a random lone person standing staring out into the distance may portray loneliness and beauty and this idea may have been conceived before the shot was taken. But it has more of a home in the Landscape Gallery. This does not mean the image has any less merit, as Conceptual photography is no less or more important than any other form of photography.
Please keep this in mind and help keep the CP gallery free of miscats and packed full of great concepts.
Some of those Great Concepts
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