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How to achive originality in photography

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fining a connection

I like mixture of ice and warmth of the leaves. Its a  metaphor for life,  like with yin and yang so to speak.

I have been thinking about my work and what does it say about me and I think I have finally found my style and only time will tell, what the truth is. I found these words on a blog called photo talk and think they say it better than I could.

I believe each of us should shift our focus from trying to be innovative to being authentic. Authenticity is in each of us and instead of trying to be original by taking inspiration form the work of our peers, we should all look deeper inside our being and let that come through. Finding your inner voice is one of the hardest things any creative person will do. We are being bombarded daily with visual stimulants and distractions that keep us from putting what we really are into our work. This is not to say that seeking inspiration in others is a bad thing. On the contrary, there is much to be learned from our peers.
However, being different means being yourself. As each of us is one of a kind, why shouldn’t our work be? You might not be the first to shoot a certain subject or have a specific idea, but you can be the first to shoot your way. Here I believe lies the difference between being original and authentic. It doesn’t really matter if what you’re doing has been done by others before you. As long you are in fine tune with yourself, your work can and will stand out by means of personal touch. You might end up doing something that’s never been done before, but that again, you might not. It doesn’t really matter. What matters at the end of the day, is to make sure that every good photo you take could have been taken only by you, in your specific way. I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but the fact is, the more you work at it and the more you build yourself as a creative, the closer you will get to being authentic.

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Sparkels in Snow Shadows

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The shadow knows

I found this image among the the pines in the pinebarrens at Whitesbog, NJ I like feel of the snow and love the little sparkles I finally managed to capture. I felt the evil present of the Jersey Devil hiding in the landscape. The snow flakes are crystals and are very beautiful as they reflect the light out of darkness.

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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