Would you like to be a photographer whose work is recognised as yours?
I’m guessing it’d be a resounding yes. I know I would!
It’s the holy grail for photographers. Isn’t it?
Have you ever noticed successful photographers, better known photographers is a better term… have a signature look or image you know is theirs?
You see a photo and you know who shot it.
What if the photo isn’t theirs at all and you made a mistake.
Nah ahhh, it doesn’t work that way in your head does it?
There’s a feeling instead, the photographer in question has copied the photographer who you thought the photo belonged to.
You’re not mistaken at all, that photographer simply copied the originator. The originator in your head anyway.
Why then, do photographers work so hard to always produce something different?
Why are we so quick to move on after nailing something? Getting something right.
Why do we get bored with an image, look, style, post production technique or location we’ve used in the past?
How will our work ever be recognisable if this is our approach?