Alain Briot • What is Personal Style?

In photography, our personal style is the visual expression of our personal taste and personality. As Alain Briot says, your personal style defines what your photographs look like

Our style is characterized by the choices we make in the field and the changes we make to the digital capture in software. These choices represent a transformation of what the camera captured into what we see and feel either at the time of capture or later on in the studio. What we see and feel is defined by us and does not necessarily refer to the natural world. It can just as well refer to our personal world, whatever that consists of.

One way to find out if we have a style is to ask ourselves what we changed in the transition between reality, camera capture and final print.

A personal style is a look, a way of treating color, contrast and a composition that is unique to us. If we develop a personal style our prints will be different from those created by all other artists. We may capture the same landscapes as other photographers but ...

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Alain Briot creates fine art photographs, teaches workshops and offers DVD tutorials. Alain’s three books are available as printed books on and as eBooks on his website.

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