It is time for another Photography Advice Worth Remembering and this one is coming from Sarah Halstead. Sarah blogs over at The Naptime Momtog and she is one of the bloggers who she brings you a new challenge every week, to stretch your shooting and editing skills through Tuesday Tutorials. This week I asked her what would her photography advice worth remembering be and she decided it would be on something that sounds very simple and yet it is very difficult to achieve. It requires a lot of practice, work, errors, time spent shooting, observing your own photographs as well as those of fellow photographers… It’s about finding your own photography style!
Noun: A manner of doing something.
Verb: Design or make in a particular form.
Synonyms: noun. fashion – manner – mode – way – genre
verb. name – call – term
If I had to only share one tip, I would say follow your heart, take photos that will tell the story. Don’t just take photos because you saw someone else take them like that. Yes, it is awesome to be inspired but you need to find your own style.Take a photo how you want to take it, edit the photo how you want to edit it, don’t worry about what others think about your photos. It took me a while to realize this and I wish I had learned it sooner.
In all honesty though, I feel like my style is always evolving and you might feel the same and that is okay! Photography is definitely something that I learn everyday. As I learn new stuff all the time, that reflects in my style too. Although a change is good, I think everyone should strive to find the style that is consistent and recognizable. I would say that people really start to notice you and your photos when you have some type of consistent style. With certain photographers, I can see a photo online without even looking at the watermark and know who took it. It’s the style I recognize. I hope this tip helps and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.