I do this ALL the time.
Comparing myself to other creatives/photographers and I really got to watch myself that I don’t go down too deep into their creative rabbit hole.
I’ll get totally into their “Thing” Style, Look, Persona and even Gear. And it’s ok for a while but I find it can really affect my work and creative output! Instead of getting out and creating my own stuff I’ll get myself wrapped up in their work.
I’ll think “Well Such and Such is doing X, Y and Z so I better do that too” Instead of just getting out with my camera and creating and developing my own photography.
It might happen every couple of months that I get like that, but I’m aware of my thought process when it starts to happen and I’m quick to snap out of it.
I think it’s great to have influences and get inspired from other creatives – but when you start comparing yourself to others that can be super draining on your creative output and the development of your own style.
Especially now and in these times it’s more important than ever to have your own style and groove – Have influences but don’t be influenced.
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Thanks for reading my latest post – My name is Grant and I’m a Freelance Photographer based on the Gold Coast.
Specialising in Branding, Family & Lifestyle Photography – Ranging from Families, Kids & Couples to Content Creation for Local Brands & Businesses, I’m always available to take any inquiries you might have.