Creating Your Own Unique Photographic Style
Creating your own photographic style is a process. Some things to keep in mind:
Looking at other photographer’s work is a good thing. It provides inspiration. It’s okay to emulate their style as you are developing your own style but eventually you should create your own photographic style.
What inspires you? What do you feel passionate about?
Look over your photographs. Do you see a pattern emerging? What draws you to one type of photograph? Why?
Don’t be afraid to fail and make mistakes. If you have confidence in trying you will learn more from failures. A happy accident may lead you in a better direction.
Sometimes an idea doesn’t work out but that’s okay.
Sometimes one idea will spark another idea.
Don’t be afraid to venture down another photographic path other than one you already have chosen.
Try to look at things from a fresh point of view if you feel you are in a creative slump. Maybe do a drawing or take a nature walk.
Write down your dreams. A photographic idea might emerge.
Think of one new idea every day that inspires you.
Remember creativity is a journey not a destination.
It also may strike in unexpected ways. Always be open to new ideas in the least likely of places.
One day you may hate what you shot.. The next you may love it.
Have confidence in your own work. You will be your own worst critic.
No one but you knows what you want to express through your photographs.
Not matter your age, you should always be open to learning.