|A photographer's style is a consistent, distinctive and recognizable combination of characteristic elements in their work, this is what defines a photographer's creative vision. Sometimes even a repetition of looks from image to image. A style can be thought of as the work an artist creates over and over again.|
Style is the "what" of the image itself, not how its made, the tools you used, or your social style. It is how you see and reproduce an image through self-expression .. the recurring underlying themes and concepts you create. It binds you as a artist in a whole. Its your personal taste. It is something that nobody else has.... its as unique as handwriting. It separates your images your work from those of others. There is something about your work that makes it identifiable. It gives your image a distinctive or characteristic mode of expression or presentation. Remember that it is the body of your work, not an individual picture that represents your style.
Within your style, an infinite variety of images can be created, never stop creating and modifying your style.
Some photographers have no idea what their style is, the only way you can grow as a artist is to figure it out. Once you do ... practice it, hone it, cultivate it, make it your own. Make it your signature this is when you can stand up among the crowd the only way you can grow.
Style is what separates the Artist from everyone else.
Side note my journey still continues...