There's a fine line between being inspired in your own photography by looking at other photographer's work, and trying to recreate or copy the image style exactly. Scott Bourne discusses the difference, and why you should cultivate your own style instead of just trying to recreate the latest photography fad.
Scott Bourne says:
Today’s Internet culture is obsessed with fads. Memes, fads, viral ideas, whatever. You see it in photography every day. When Instagram launched, I started seeing Instagram-like images from photographers who weren’t even using Instagram. When a popular wedding photographer started posting couples shots where the subjects were backlit to the point that all you saw was flare from the sun and not their faces, that shot started popping up on every wedding site I visited.
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