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I'm not sure that I'm developing a unique "style." Is it acceptable to not have a recognized style, or will it stiffle my attempts to get noticed?
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Well, who are you trying to get noticed by? Are they likely to call you because you fill a need in a particular style, or would they call you just cause you shoot real pretty shots of very good lookin' wimmen?
The problem, IMHO, of developing a style that gets you known is that you run the risk of being typecast into that style.
"Oh, let's call Marty, cause he does the 50's retro look so well. Too bad he can't shoot that 19 year old at the water park, cause she's just around the corner from him."
To illustrate my point.. remember when one of our local bikes&babes shooters showed off some work he did with a model at one of the Stockyards B&B's? That surprised me quite a bit (and from talking with some of the other locals, I wasn't the only one) since it wasn't (a) in the studio and (b) there wasn't a motor-sickle anywhere in the pictures! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Now, anyone in his right mind would know that Darryl can shoot in many different situations.. it's just that we don't normally see the other images all that much, and so it's what we tend to expect out of him. In all honesty, after watching your portfolios online for a couple of years, the only common thread I see in yours is extremely beautiful women photographed quite elegantly.
Hmmm... maybe you DO have a style, after all! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Nice images of Avalon and Hayden, but who's the third young lady? Don't recognize her.
and just for the heck of it... MayLu