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.