As a photographer, few things are more important than your signature style. Your signature style is your defining mark on your photography – your own unique perspective that you share with the world.
Capturing photos in a way that reflects your own style and creative vision is the best way to set your work apart from everyone else’s – and quite possibly, the only way to create images that stand out.
Think of great photographers – or movie directors, artists, or authors that you admire. Often, when it comes to skilled, well-known creatives, you can recognize their work as soon as you see it. This is because they have developed their own signature style, and it’s immediately obvious in their work, and their iconic masterpieces.
Developing your own style, though, involves more than simply willing it into existence or stumbling upon it one day. The fact is that for most of us, developing our vision is a journey, and something that needs to be consciously cultivated.
If you’re looking to take your photography to the next level, here’s how you can develop your vision and create works of art that stand apart from the crowd.
Spending some time reflecting on what it is that really interests you is one of the first steps towards developing your creative vision.
Today, much of this happens in post processing. Keeping your images directly as they are, with no touch-ups is fine but for many situations, allowing your camera to process the images as it sees fit isn’t the best option. Rarely will it do as good a job as you can. While this doesn’t mean that you should over-process your photos, taking a few minutes to adjust the contrast, lighting, and tones can make a world of difference in your photos. This allows you to apply your own signature style in your compositions, helping you to create images that are truly yours.
Finally, remember, developing your signature approach is an ongoing progress. Even great photographers of the past changed and adjusted their style throughout the course of their lives as their attitudes shifted and perspectives developed.
While finding your vision can take time, there’s no reason you can’t get started today. There are few things that you can do that will improve your overall photography like developing your perspective – and signature style.
What inspires your photography?
Christina is a part time blogger and full time photography enthusiast living in Southeast Alaska. She enjoys travel photography and has taken pictures in countries such as Mexico, England, France, and China. She likes sunny days, new lenses and drinking good coffee. You can visit her atMy Falling Leaves or on Google+.
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