Don’t get so hung up in the early days on “finding your style”…

Your “style” is just a process of discovering what you love and what you don’t and then you’ll begin creating a look that moves you based on those preferences. It takes some deliberate practice and experimenting to really start to see and narrow those things down. It might take you a few years even as it did for me. But you’ll get there eventually.

People will begin to recognize your work without even seeing your name. I’d tell you to this day that I don’t think I have a “style” – but I’d be wrong. I have people tell me all the time they recognize my work. I may not see it or recognize it – but it’s there.

 

I think it comes down to the elements you prefer becoming dominant in your work – that just takes time and practice to figure those things out. I like blur, flowers, textures, moodiness, matte processing, interesting lenses, etc… and I like those things enough to be recognizable in what I tend to shoot and post.

Don’t get so hung up in finding your style as much as finding the things you prefer. The style will develop with those preferences and you’ll figure out what you want to say with your photography.

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6 Comments

  1. Judy

    Thank you for this post. I am still trying to find my way, my style. I am enjoying the journey and refining it along the way. You nailed it with this post!

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    • Denise Love

      So glad it resonated with you! Thank you 🙂

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  2. Sandy

    Lol… I definitely don’t think I have a style. My taste in what I like to capture falls into three categories. I do love working with your products though and a fan of your work.

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    • Denise Love

      I have a variety of subjects too… mostly rusty things and flowers… though not together usually 😀

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  3. Laurie Heikkenen

    Yes, Denise, your style is clear as a soft, moody, mysterious bell … flower!

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