finding my photography style
Have I found it? Already?
Ok, so I'm a designer (interior designer, retail designer, whatever you want to call it), but I've always had an eye for beautiful design. So of course, I see the "styles" of different photographers. I can see a moody style, the soft style used on newborns, the vintage style. I can see it with my eyes, I can see the consistency.
What I'm starting to learn is what makes the style. I am starting to understand the moody style (studio lighting, grainy, black-and-white post-edits); the soft style (slightly overexposed, using the tone curve to add a softness to the luminosity); the vintage style (taking down the saturation, adding a color overlay).
And as I continue to play with [minimal] post-processing, I dare say I'm starting to find my own style.
I have read that the key to finding your photography style is practice, practice and more practice. It's so true.....especially if you do a Photography 365 project. It doesn't have to be a blog, just you and your camera each day, taking a photo with thought. You'll start to see what you like and what you don't like. You'll start to see a pattern in your photography skills and a pattern in post-processing.
My style (I think!) is soft innocence. That's what I'm going to call it for now. I feel like I'm seeing the innocence in a child's eyes and it's starting to show. It might still change. Who knows. But I'm starting to find my style.