Developing a Personal Style
Sooner or later, most photographers find that they are drawn to a particular subject, such as portraits, landscapes, travel photos, and so forth. As you take more and more photos, you will develop a personal style that will become increasingly apparent in your images. Although it is helpful to notice the styles of other photographers, it is not necessary to imitate them. Your own style will develop naturally. Don't force it. Just enjoy the process and you are bound to find your individual approach to digital photography.
Personal-style photos can be just about anything you want, including a sense of humor.
You can find millions of photos on the Internet. With image search engines, you can locate photographs of your favorite subject matter. For example, a quick search in Google images for football photos yielded more than 700,000 images. If you want to restrict your images to photographs, add the word “photographs” to your search. When viewing photos it helps to have a high-speed Internet connection. When you find an image you really like, bookmark it. Periodically go through this collection of images, study them carefully, and try to pinpoint what you find striking.
As millions or perhaps billions of images are put onto the Internet, search engines have evolved to help find particular subjects.
Google Image Search
Yahoo Image Search
MSN (choose image search)
Image search engines are still evolving, so periodically do a search in a standard search engine for “image search engines.” New ones should be coming online regularly.