When you take photos and look at them, do you wish your photos were just different and unique enough, that when people saw them they knew these photos were yours? How do you develop your own style? Different than any other photographer that is out there? It’s a good question isn’t it? So, how do you become a unique photographer? Here is an article by Geordie Parkin that I found that is also unique enough, that I just wanted to share this with you. Please read through this so that you too may be able to find a way to have your photos be something special.
HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE !
By: Geordie Parkin
OK, you’ve bought all the right camera equipment. You have three camera bodies, 10 lenses, a stack of lighting gear, all the filters and attachments you can think of. You’ve read the manual and gained some experience in taking different types of shots, but you’re still not happy with your results. You’ve even copied other people’s styles but they’re just good photos and they look the same as everyone else’s. They don’t stand out and nobody would instantly recognize them as yours. In other words, you have no distinct photographic style. What is photographic style and how do you establish your photographic style?
Photographic style is not a destination, it’s the journey itself. You don’t suddenly develop style. It’s the result of your experiences, an extension of who you are and how you see the world. It’s what you evoke in people viewing your work that makes you unique. Photographic style is not copying someone else’s style, but it’s about making your photography an extension of yourself. In other words, don’t just copy the masters, try to be one!
How do you go about developing a personal style?
“A Day Out” captured by Jay Sadler
Eventually, you will come to realiz what your style really is. One word of caution: don’t over-process your images. Keep it simple and your work will stand the test of time.
About the Author:
Geordie Parkin is a photographer based in Forest Lake, Qld (photopress dot in slash brianparkin).
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