After spending some time with the photos in my inspiration file
I have come a bit closer to understanding my own photographic style.
Each image in the collage here demonstrates in some way
what I have learned.
First: I found that I tend to capture cool tones (greens, blues, purples) in most of my shots.
But I also take a lot of monochromatic toned images. (The bottom right photo has been
converted to black and white since it was mostly greens and dark shadows. And the building
in the upper right is very monochromatic in color.)
Second: I seem drawn to images with texture. The images on the left of the tulips and
the strawberries demonstrate this very well. Nice to have some warm colors, too!
Third: I like to include line or some sense of direction in my images. The lower middle
image is my best example of that, but it’s also in the other images.
(The original strawberry photo allows you to see the line of
buckets of berries in the background.)
(buckets of berries in the background)
(buckets of berries in the background)…..oops! I digress….
Fourth: Many of my favorite images include form, and it’s usually natural
rather than man made.
And while this image is not part of the collage it still is part of my
discovery. I love creating images that tell a story. Now, this one is not focused
very well…but it is one of my absolute favorites. If you could see Grandpa Mark’s face
you’d see the same love and joy in his eyes that is coming from Garrett’s.
I’m certain there is more to learn about style, but this has been very interesting!
Thanks for stopping by.