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Photographers develop a personal style over time, by following a path that begins with learning the technical skills required to use a camera; secondly developing an awareness of how an image capture system responds in different ways to light, and thirdly sharpening an ability to identify things to photograph and foresee the finished result.
Good photography is not accidental. Good photography is contrived by a person with the ability to see the possibility of an outstanding image, and use the tools at their disposal to create that image; in exactly the same way that a sculptor might see the possibility of a sculpture in a piece of stone, and use the tools available (hammer and chisel), to create a contrived piece of artwork.
Photographic style can vary greatly from one photographer to another.
Style is how something is interpreted by the photographer in the way they create an image; whether through the use of the camera, lenses, filters, lighting, etc; or through techniques for processing the image after it has been taken.
Aspects of Style
Style is affected by the way in which the artist (photographer):
How to become more creative, developing your imagination, broadening your thinking: