In Todays Listener Question I Answer: How Much Do You Pay Attention To Other Photographers Work? How Much Do You Think It Influences Your Photography?
When you're starting out in photography it makes sense that you look at other photographers work as you're learning your craft. These professional photographers have thousands if not tens of thousands of hours of time behind the camera. You look to their photos for inspiration and guidance. At some point though you will realize that you know so much more about photography than you did when you first started out and will want to create something of your own. When I look at other photographers work it absolutely influences me which is why I try not to spend much time looking at the work of others. I want to create something uniquely my own and that will have to be done with practice.