For many valid reasons, it certainly helps you to grow as a photographer, you can experiment with style, concept, approach, technique and lots of different ideas, you find what you like and what you don’t, it helps you see and realise what you’d do differently, and it helps build not only your body of work but also your character.It’s that kind of work that clients like to see because it says a lot about you as a person and they almost get to see the real you the artist.but I can’t help liking ‘one light set ups.’ I’d love to shoot a whole book project on it.
I almost feel that the commercial world and what I shoot now has taken me far away from what I followed as my inspiration.
It just goes to show, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the industry, sometimes we all need to reflect on our work both past and present.
Take your time, master your equipment and learn your skills, but enjoy it.
You’ll find a new found love in your images for sure.
I think that’s important for inspiring your personal work too; generally if you’re in a happier mood you’ll find you want to shoot more things.