Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Your Own Unique Style
Finding your “photo-groove”
Labels: How To
Your photographic style is more than merely your favorite subject matter. Observing how you use these five elements in your images will help you identify what sets your work apart.
1. Perspective. Do you see a particular angle or unique point of view that you often use in your work? How do you most commonly see and capture your subject?
2. Composition. Take a look at your entire frame. Do you tend to fill it with information? Color? Texture? Negative space? There may be a common thread between your images.
3. Approach. Are you most likely going to use a wide-angle lens to create your photographs? Or maybe you prefer a macro? The tools you choose most will help dictate the look of your work.
4. Lighting. Do you illuminate your subject with natural light or artificial? Flat light or modeled? Your lighting techniques can bring a cohesive feel to your body of work.
5. Processing. Digital images can be creatively transformed and enhanced within the digital darkroom. Chances are that you process much of your work in an identifiable way. Paying attention to the end result, you may begin to recognize that certain style that makes your images uniquely yours.
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