As photographers grow in their craft, they tend to develop their signature style of editing. Whether that style be vintage, vibrant, punchy, or whatever, we begin to build a consistency with our photographs. But me? I CAN’T DECIDE WHAT I LIKE BEST! Well, that’s not entirely true. I have two specific styles of editing that I adore. But my heart is equally drawn to both. I absolutely, positively love clean, vibrant, colorful images, and I think that has come across in my branding and my images. My clients want crisp, true-to-life, timeless looking images. And I want that, too. But then I look at photographers like Brian Kraft and Patrick La Roque, and I am captivated by their faded shadows, softer tones, and general film look. And that’s where my internal battle begins. I know I’ll never be able to leave one behind and settle with just the other. But I
want need to be consistent. For my clients’ sake. Who wants to hire a photographer thinking they’re going to get vintage, film-like images and then get crisp, vibrant images, or vice-versa?
I don’t even know why I’m really writing this. I’ve decided that I will save the film look for my own personal work. But MAN. Am I the only one with this crazy indecisiveness? Please tell me there are others out there dealing with these same emotions!
Well, Happy Monday, anyway! ;)