As a professional photographer, I have a very clinical eye and I will share the secret of how to find your personal style in photography.
How to Find your Personal Style in Photography
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Finding your style in photography is the absolute next step to get your blog to the next level. Why? Because as humans, we firstly focus on images, if we like them, we keep on reading. We are attracted by what is nice and pretty. Or vice-versa, very ugly, in any case, it must stand out.
Think of the most delicious cupcake presented in a nice packaging, some colourful sprinkles on it and another one roughly put together with the same colour of frosty on it? Which one would you choose?
Do you see my point now? Blogging, editorial, Instagram and photography work exactly the same.
The Secret of Photography for Blogging (but not only)
I have been a photographer for the past 3 years and I have grown quite an eye for details. At first, I had no problem with a slightly not straight photo. Instead, now I get kind of crazy if the ground is not perfectly horizontal!
This means I can’t help but notice some patterns that bloggers and creative use in order to grow their channels. Some things come really natural to me (such as composition in a photo) but today I will share with you the secret of how to find your personal style in photography.
This is incredibly important if you want to make a difference supporting quality over quantity.
Having 20 low-res images per blog post is a waste of time for you preparing them and they will add nothing even to the best-written article ever.
what I am wearing: Zara camel coat (similar) / Femme Luxe* Flare Pants (more trousers) / Mulberry Lily Bag / Topshop Boots (old)
To go alongside such elegant pants, I would suggest some of these tops or lace bodysuits. I am sure you will find a lovely outfit. An alternative could be prepare yourself for NY eve with some party dresses such as these bodycon dresses or mini dresses.
Where to Start your Photography Journey
Creating fantastic images is very easy. Even if you are only starting your photography journey now, with digital photography you can make mistakes and erase them in a second. But guess what? You have learned what not to do.
It is now time to take out your phone, your DSLR camera or a vintage one (hello film photography!) and to start shooting with this tip in mind: visual consistency.
Find your personal style with visual consistency
The recurring pattern on every blog or Instagram feed I see is consistency. Okay, this is not proper news but I am sure you are thinking of time consistency.
Like posting every day at the same hour or publishing a post every week. This is a great way to grow your blog but I am talking of another type of consistency.
What is visual consistency
Visual consistency is staying consistent in a visual way, in what you are seeing. Creating a pattern that repeats itself over and over again, helps understanding who that person is, what the brand is saying and creates an overall sense of security.
Through this, our minds easily recognise that person/brand and feel happy to hear/see from them. In order to make myself super clear, I will use 3 examples to help you understand better what I am saying.
3 Different Ways of Visual Consistency
1.Posing Consistency with hellomissjordan
Jordan is the Disney Princess queen of Instagram and one of her strength is her pose. Can you notice how in every single post on her feed she is in the same area of the photograph?
She is always central and takes half of the image. More importantly, they are almost all full-body images. So that you already know what you will get. Only with a different background or expression or prop.
The consistency of her figure in the photograph is the key visual consistency on hellomissjordan and to differentiate this from the other types of consistency I would define it as Posing Consistency.
2.Graphic Consistency with ImiiMace
Imii from @imiimace has decided to use various colourful graphics to make her photographs immediately recognisable. You can see one image on the discover page of Instagram and say ‘that is imii‘s’ with no second doubt.
It’s rainbows, big chunky writing and colourful pop-up graphics.
Can you see the pattern here? Her visual consistency consists of adding some graphics to her images. They are the glue that sticks together with the photos in her feed. I would like to call it Graphic Consistency.
3.Colour Consistency with petiteellie
Ellie from petiteellie has an amazing blog and the immediate reaction I had was: wow all the pictures look like they have been taken on the same day. But of course, this can’t be true.
Instead , she is using the same editing process on pictures (this warm-toned brown-orange colour) that maintain the colour consistency throughout her blog.
It is easy to recognise Ellie’s images because they have a specific photography style. She decided to use a specific colour scheme to do so. And you can do so as well using colour consistency.
Visual Consistency is one key to find your personal photography style
Have you seen these 3 ways of visual consistency? They are three ways to identify your personal photography style and to upgrade your blog. Starting with one of these visual consistency ways can help you create your personal photography style.
If you are starting out, I would suggest you going with Color Consistency first, after you can think of Pose Consistency or Graphics Consistency since they are both stronger ways. As soon as you made up your mind and tried out a few solutions a bit, then you will be ready to level up your photography game.
Free Photo Upload Checklist
To this extent, I have prepared a free checklist dedicated to photo upload. I have listed all the things I do and you shouldn’t forget to do before uploading all the images on one of your blog posts.
You can find it in my Free Resources Library – there is a NEW! sign so you can’t go wrong.
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Photo Upload Checklist
Let me know if you have ever thought of visual consistency and which one you would like to improve.
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