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Finding your style: How do you do it?

 
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Apr 18, 2011 23:13 |  #1

I feel like I finally have a better grip on WHAT it is I want to shoot. I'm really interested in photographing people, landscapes, and architecture/urban settings. However, I feel as though I'm struggling with HOW I want to creatively capture or express those subjects.

I think that this kind of thing comes with time and experience, but does your creative expression come from your camera usage, such as what settings you use during a particular shoot, or does it come in post-processing or is it a combination of both?

How did you guys arrive at your stylistic expressions and what can you share to help me out.




  
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Apr 19, 2011 10:35 |  #2

I'd suspect that for every photographer out there, there is going to be a different answer for how they arrived at their style.

Keep shooting.


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Apr 19, 2011 17:14 as a reply to  @ John Schell's post |  #3

A good start is research. Look for styles you like and try to emulate them. Over time and due to the fact that you cant 100% emulate them you will eventually find your style. I do Graphic Design for a living and this has worked for me. My style is do more with less. Hope that helps.


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Apr 19, 2011 19:36 |  #4

Both replies helped, for sure. I definitely think "keep shooting" is probably the best answer, but in my mind I have to ask "is it really that simple?" And it may very well be.

Sometimes I wish I had went to school for graphic design instead of history since I love computers, design and art so much, but live and learn, right?

A minimalist approach is also very appealing as well. What I'm most concerned about here is the final product. How the image looks to the viewer, what is important about it, how do the colors work, etc.




  
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