Finding your style. Up for discussion.
I admire photographers who have developed a distinct style, maybe because it is something that for me seems hard to achieve. Since I started this photography journey, I’ve been exploring anything and everything, and I take pleasure in photographing any kind of subject. My final frames show rather the mood I am in than a distinct style. I am asking and I’ll focus on this for the next leg of my journey: How to achieve consistency? How to find your own style? And is this really necessary to become a successful photographer (and by successful I don’t mean a commercial photographer, but someone who becomes an inspiration for others)?
Achieving consistency and finding your style meet somewhere, but I guess consistency is just a step on the way to finding your style. What do you think? I’d love to hear your advice, thoughts. I’ll start exploring this myself and will share my thoughts as I go.
Just an illustration of two different ways of approaching a subject (The Traveling Man, stainless steel sculpture in Deep Ellum by Brad Oldham, Dallas).