How did you find your style?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 18,594
Re: How did you find your style?

Birdstheword wrote:

Hi Gerry!

thank you for taking the time to comment. I suppose I should add more information to this. Where I live (CA) there are a lot of photographers with the same warm, moody style. While I am drawn to it, I don’t want to just fall in line with what everyone else is doing. I love a good natural photo, but I also love to add my own touch. I’m very drawn to vintage/film style photos,

There are plenty of sources for film-emulating presets, although my personal feeling is that they very quickly get boring when applied to today's pictures. (It seems to me that it's the difference between enjoying a historic re-enactment for a few hours one day but not wanting to live one's life in one).

but I guess I need to spend more time learning how to edit.

Even if you find a preset (or presets) that you like you'll always need some minor adjustments. Ii's take things the other way round - learn how to edit first, then apply that learning to whatever style(s) you choose to adopt.

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