Who are you – really?
Do you (A) take a certain style of photo predominantly? Or do you (B) snap all over the place and don’t feel comfortable doing so and haven’t found your niche?
A. If you can recognise what style of photos you tend to take or like looking at – why not focus on that style in earnest and make it your signature style. Find masters of that technique, subject or genre. Look, read, study, take notes, practice, and perfect it. Even build on it.
B. If you snap away at everything and feel at a loss, you could find out what you’re like as a person, as in your personality, and match your style to that.
- So if you’re shy, calm – soft, dreamy, seascapes, long exposure blur.
- Outspoken, extrovert? Bright colours, movement, exciting, panning.
- Sombre and serious? Low key, mysterious images, macro, mono
- Happy, joking around? Street, people.
- Methodical? Shapes, textures, repetition.
- Philanthropic, helpful? Photos and projects that highlight the need of society/people.
- Creative, arty? Creative/Set up shots that have a message.
C. So, from the above list, what appeals to you? Can’t work it out? Your spouse, best friend, family, club member will be happy to tell you if you’re an “A”, or a 1 to 6.
On a similar note: what’s your favourite colour?
Black. People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive. While these people aren’t introverts, they are careful with the details of their lives and do not share easily with others. Best Images: Low key, textures, detail, graphic images, high contrast.
White. People who like white are often organized and logical and don’t have a great deal of clutter in their lives. Best Images: High key, minimalism.
Red. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors. Best Images: Street, Expressive.
Blue. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are reliable, sensitive and always make an effort to think of others. You like to keep things clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect in life. Best Images: Seascapes, skies, motivational, story/message.
Green. Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal and frank. Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important. Best Images: Landscapes, nature.
Yellow. You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others. Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine. Best Images: Street, People, Sunrise/sunset.
Purple. You are artistic and unique. You have a great respect for people but at times can be arrogant. Best Images: Urban, shapes, lines, angles.
Brown or Orange. You are a good friend and try your hardest to be reliable and dependable. Flashy objects are not something you desire; you just want a stable life. Best Images: People, humanitarian projects.
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