Photography is not about finding images you might like on the web and attempting to emulate it – copy the work as your own vision.
Rather, it is about finding your own vision, expressed in your own voice, and from your unique perspective. It is not your place to copy. It is your view that the world needs to understand. You are what you photograph. You are what you see.
If you have something of interest to the rest of us, you will be seen for that effort. Not for what belongs to someone else. That other artist has spoken with their own voice. Why shouldn’t you?
Learning from what we can read in images that you find is a way to grow. But it is important to become self-expressive when you produce your own work.
Self-expressive means to portray in ones work an inner vision, which is motivated by ones own perception of the world, using ones personal imagination, and ones unique perspective on life.
Originality is what makes artists who and what they are. Not by copying the work of other creators.
Creativity in any area, is about your voice and your way of working. Be honest with your creativity.
If you want to become a true artist, you must find your own way of seeing the world – using your own eyes, your personal perspective and your uniquely creative way of thinking about reality.
Self-Expression Is You Expressed