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    People tell me different photog got different 'style'. Can I ask in your opinion, what does style refers to? Does style refers to the camera action? Or post processing?

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    how the picture is framed and taken.

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    Style depends on the individuality personality of the photographer.
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    One photo out of focus is a mistake,
    ten photo out of focus are an experimentation,
    one hundred photo out of focus is a style. - Anonymous
    Pictures always should have a special story behind it or a special meaning to the photographer.

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    style has no meaning, no soul, and is most superficial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman
    One photo out of focus is a mistake,
    ten photo out of focus are an experimentation,
    one hundred photo out of focus is a style. - Anonymous
    ya man... and that 1 spot on focus pic is actually a mistake...
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    Whatever you called it, "style" or otherwise,

    It refers to something immediately recognisable as the work of the person, a signature, as it were.

    For examples: portraits by Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijin, Peter Lindbergh, Horst, Karsh, have structures that the knowledgeable can immediately recognise.

    Other examples:

    Landscapes by Michael Kenna are immediately recognised as special to him. Closely similar but distinctly different are the works of Larry Wiese

    "Style" is not superficial. It is the result of a long journey of experimentation, hard work, reflection, frustration, etc.

    "style" is a reward for those who persevere in their journey. It is profound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    style has no meaning, no soul, and is most superficial
    And style could be transitional, seasonal and ephemeral.

    But you're allowed to have one if you think you need one.

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    style kills the brain, those who don't have it try too hard to get it, those who have it try desperately to disown it.

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    To those whose "style" are immediately recognisable, it was not a journey of "wanting".

    "Style" was not an "end". It is part of the journey.

    "Style" does not originate from the brain. Such as "created" from the brain are superficial.

    "Style" has its origin from duende, the "soul"

    And I am not surprise that so much that is shown has no "style" because so so few has what it takes to be rewarded with a "style".

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    style is created by the critique, to justify his/her own self. and style limits imagination, kills possibilities and accelerates reification of humanity. the artist knows no style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    style is created by the critique, to justify his/her own self. and style limits imagination, kills possibilities and accelerates reification of humanity. the artist knows no style.

    I think we have very different ideas what "style" is.

    To me" style" has absolutely nothing to do with critiques. When I first saw Michael Kenna's landscape, I said "wow!". Then as I looked more - I recognised that although Kenna was schooled in the tradition of the grand landscape photographers, his way of seeing is obviously different, and resulted in a "style" of his own. Kenna did not need to justify himself, unlike many members here. His ethereal images are just simply gorgeous!

    Kenna's "style" did not limit his imagination. On the contrary, Kenna's "style" was the result of his imagination.

    Kenna's "style" did not kill humanity. On the contrary, it liberates humanity to see differently.

    The artist is not interest in creating a "style". "Style" simply results from his imagination, creativity, and more importantly, his humanity. Good example is Picasso.

    I think you are talking about the "superficial" form of "style" where one tries to create thing to make himself "special".

    I am not referring to this banal form of "style". And I am not interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    I think we have very different ideas what "style" is.

    To me" style" has absolutely nothing to do with critiques. When I first saw Michael Kenna's landscape, I said "wow!". Then as I looked more - I recognised that although Kenna was schooled in the tradition of the grand landscape photographers, his way of seeing is obviously different, and resulted in a "style" of his own. Kenna did not need to justify himself, unlike many members here. His ethereal images are just simply gorgeous!

    Kenna's "style" did not limit his imagination. On the contrary, Kenna's "style" was the result of his imagination.

    Kenna's "style" did not kill humanity. On the contrary, it liberates humanity to see differently.

    The artist is not interest in creating a "style". "Style" simply results from his imagination, creativity, and more importantly, his humanity. Good example is Picasso.

    I think you are talking about the "superficial" form of "style" where one tries to create thing to make himself "special".

    I am not referring to this banal form of "style". And I am not interested.
    i know, i'm offering the perspective of the evil twin of what you are talking about. in a world where style is so readily saleable, i prefer to interpret it the 'dirty' way

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    i know, i'm offering the perspective of the evil twin of what you are talking about. in a world where style is so readily saleable, i prefer to interpret it the 'dirty' way
    "Dirty" interpretation of threads is a style itself. You've pioneered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    "Dirty" interpretation of threads is a style itself. You've pioneered it.
    really? didn't know a thread can be interpreted. thought a 'thread' like this only facilitates communication, what's so dirty about it? *scratch head*

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    WHAT STYLE ???? .....



    No STYLE better ......



    else Look STYLO lor ......
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    "style" is "personal preference"

    is your "style" stylo or not?
    it depends on the viewer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    "style" is "personal preference"

    is your "style" stylo or not?
    it depends on the viewer


    this reply is stylo

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin


    this reply is stylo
    stylo no use unless have milo behind

    "stylo" cannot make me full
    "milo" on the other hand taste great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    stylo no use unless have milo behind

    "stylo" cannot make me full
    "milo" on the other hand taste great


    hmmm ... hungry again ...

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