Breaking Free from Technical Obsession in Photography

In professional photography, developing a personal style and understanding industry trends is as crucial as mastering the technical skills. This important video challenges you to think beyond technical proficiency and consider your unique artistic voice and how it resonates with your audience.

Coming to you from Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio, this insightful video offers valuable guidance for photographers looking to elevate their craft. Choucino addresses common pitfalls photographers encounter, such as the tendency to impress other photographers rather than focusing on what appeals to a broader audience. He emphasizes that while technical skills are important, they should not overshadow the photographer's ability to create visually appealing and meaningful work. This advice is particularly relevant in a world where technology often takes precedence over artistic expression.

Choucino also discusses the importance of simplicity in photography, highlighting that sometimes, less is more. He challenges the obsession with sharpness and bokeh, two aspects often overemphasized by photographers, and stresses the need for clarity in both vision and execution. This perspective is crucial for photographers, as it encourages them to think about the impact of their images and the stories they tell, rather than just their technical attributes. Choucino's emphasis on developing a unique style and narrative in photography is a reminder that personal expression and creativity are what truly set a photographer apart. Whether hobbyist or professional, the video is worth a watch. Check it out above. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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