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Urban Exploration Photography: A guide to creating and editing images of abandoned places by Todd Sipes

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Seven. Finding Your Style

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All the great UrbEx photographers have a distinct style of editing photos. That doesn’t mean you need to come up with one way to stylize your photos and stick with it forever; it simply means that you should clearly understand what looks good to you.

Your style will change over time. Almost all the great artists of history had defined periods of stylistic metamorphosis. Picasso, for example, had five to seven defined periods. The same will happen with you as you continue to expand your knowledge and hone your skills.

I didn’t bother with the “find your style” phase when I first started, and my photos suffered greatly ...

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