Finding Your Photography Style with Dayo Kosoko
One of the most difficult things for new photographers is finding your photography style. So much goes into your style, and it’s a constant process of trial and error.
Dayo Kosoko of The Art Type shares his tips for gaining confidence, finding balance, and finding your photography style.
Diving In with Dayo
- The more work you put into something, you’re essentially teaching yourself how to be great. If you have a business background, you can really build a career.
- We are living in a vain society, in a visual age. Instagram is a great place to be active.
- The amount of work you put in is proportional to what you get out. Continue to hunt and chase for knowledge.
- You’re never the only photographer. There’s always other options. Your business plan, response time, social media presence, etc. matter.
- Challenge yourself, and step outside of your comfort zone. You can try anything once.
- If you want to make photography a career, you’re doing everything.
- If you find yourself overshooting, make sure you take a step back and take care of the business side. One of the joys of photography is getting to curate your business and career.
- If you don’t have rest, you aren’t going to be the best photographer you can be.
- There’s enough business for everybody – don’t be afraid to give away knowledge. Sharing doesn’t hurt your business.
- Bring your camera with you! Dayo has gotten business just by bringing his camera to a coffee shop and having it by him as he works.
Finding Your Style
- You don’t see the behind the scenes of a photographer trying to find their style as you work – it’s trial and error.
- Learning how to get what you want out of your subject is a dance. You have to work for it and guide them.
- Don’t forget to direct. It’s your job to make your subject feel comfortable.
- You can always do better and be more.
- Sometimes you are your own worst critic. We see things as photographers that our clients don’t see.
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