Boho Lifestyle, Photography, Oregon

Saturday, April 12, 2014

developing a personal photography style

Recently read this blog post "develop your personal photography style", and went through the exercise, studying photos by some of my favorite photographers.  Then I thought about my own photos and how my style has developed over the past couple years since I've been blogging regularly.  I still have a long way to go, but I can now define my photography style a bit.  I create mostly what I call "style portraits", mostly of women, although I have photographed men too.  I like natural settings, an element of fashion, and attempt to capture dramatic natural lighting situations.  My favorite photos are usually where the model is looking away or maybe no face showing at all.  I try to create a mood, rather emotional, perhaps melancholy, mysterious and universal.  I also really admire photo editing that can enhance this style, but still have a lot to learn in this area.  Just need to keep shooting and editing and practicing!  Here are a few photos of a young lady I met recently, that I think capture how my style is developing.



  1. these photos are lovely! i never really thought what my photograph style is, though i guess i do like a certain type of editing. i really like the analog looking photos, and really try to add touches of that to my photos. this was really interesting!

    xo marlen
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  2. gorgeous pictures!! i have never tried to define my photography style so i loved hearing about yours. i def enjoy the natural elements most as well and capturing the moment. beautiful shots here.


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