Posted By: Carrie Anne Miranda of Carrie Anne Miranda Photography
I hear so many people say they don’t have a style or they don’t know what their style is. I felt this way too at one point. I think that your style comes with practice, patience and developing a workflow that can only come with time.
So what does that mean? It means we will all go through lots of different styles; we will try new things and see what fits us. Not everyone will like the same things, and there is definitely no one style that fits photography.
It doesn’t come from actions, or lenses, though those do come into play. Your style comes from the way you incorporate all of the things you learn into one big package, paired with your own personal tastes. The types of subjects you like to shoot, your locations, you’re processing, even down to the aperture in which you frequently use and the time of day you shoot. It’s not something that you are going to find overnight. You can’t mimic it from another photographer, and no one can take it from you. We are all individuals and that will come across in our own artistic way.
So, what am I getting at?
If you want to find your style…STOP LOOKING! It will find you.
Don’t be afraid to try new things, and don’t be concerned with what other people think. It takes time. It takes work, and it’s something that cannot be bought or borrowed. One day you will find yourself falling into some sort of a routine and you will be happy in it. You may not notice that you have settled into it, but other people will start to. I know it may be hard to imagine being at that point when you are just starting out, but you will get there. Don’t even think about it, just do what you love and go where your vision takes you, and your style will follow. Trust me on this.
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