Letter Art and Alphabet Photography for Creative Inspiration

Letter art and alphabet photography are an exciting new twist on letters and pictures you can give as gifts or keep for yourself. Also called ‘Letter Pictures,’ ‘Letter Photography’ or ‘Letter Photos,’ these letter photographs can be used as unique home d├ęcor, spelling out messages to your friends and loved ones and a great idea for a holiday or birthday gift.

There are currently many services offering you photographs you can use to spell out your message or your name. On the other hand, you can also do this yourself if you are already a budding or a professional photographer. For amateurs who would like to explore creating their own letter art, you can use bicycle wheels as the letter ‘O’ and building posts as the letter ‘I’ and so on.

If you do not have the equipment or the time to find objects that look like letters and take outdoor photographs, and if you live in climates that prevent you from being able to do this, there are a couple of ways you can participate in this popular craft. One way is to pick photos that have had their copyrights expire.
You can print these out in photo quality paper and arrange them in a frame in such a way that they spell out your name, your child’s name, or your gift recipient’s name. Black and white used to be the preferred choice of many letter art and alphabet photography aficionados but color photos are making a comeback.

If you are a photographer and are interested in taking pictures that look like letters, there are a lot of different methods you can use. The preferred photograph that people choose usually has objects that naturally spell out the letters you need rather than a photo that looks like you ‘arranged’ them in such a way that they look like a letter. You might say that this is not an easy feat, especially when it comes to letters such as ‘Q’ or ‘P’ or ‘R”. This is when your creativity comes in. You will need to take the time to scout around the neighborhood and the surrounding community for objects that look like letters.

You never know what combination of objects you can find that spell out the letters you need. A potted plant can look like the letter ‘J’ if the plant is angled correctly. Stores, shops and boutiques can decorate their windows in such a way that you find a letter such as ‘M’ or ‘N’ that you can take a photograph of. If you live near a pier or a boating community, objects such as anchors, ropes and nets can be hung in such a way that they spell the letter ‘Y’ and so forth. Indeed, when it comes to letter art and alphabet photography, the sky is the limit.

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