Thinking out loud, about photography.

​About 2-months ago I came across an online article. No, an online interview with a New-York based photographer. (I can’t remember where I saw it or her name) But what really stood out about this interview was something the photographer said about people picking up a camera, she was tired of seeing the same old pictures being done over and over again. She went on to say that People should be original in their photography.

What came to mind instantly was. . . It’s ok for you to say that, you’ve been doing this for a few years now. So you’ve found your “unique” style. Which is, she takes photos from a great height overlooking the city with part of her body in the shot, like her foot or her hand. Then edits them to make the colours stand out and so vibrant. So is that unique?
On my Instagram account, I follow a few people who take photos like that.

Because one person takes a picture of the Eiffel tower in black & white, Doesn’t mean I, or someone else has taken a picture of the Eiffel tower in black & white. Everyone has their own take on a subject and brings something different to each picture. So what might be unique for one person, may be mainstream for another?

When I picked up the camera all I wanted to do was take black & white photograph of objects. A tree, a bird, a building. I didn’t want to do anything else, if I had stuck to my original idea I would have missed out on so much. Broaden your horizon, then narrow it down, You just may pick up a few things that will help you in capturing the picture’s you enjoy taking.

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I think she forgot. You have to start somewhere, then grow.

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