Of course, there is more to a blog than photos. Even if your photography style is similar to another blogger's, other aspects of your site (such as writing, unique selling point, particular passions) contribute to making that corner of the internet your personal stamp. Regardless, for many it is their photos which make their blog stand out from the rest. I'm not suggesting that if our blog photography becomes too 'same-y', then we lose our identity/importance altogether- I don't believe this in the slightest- but does it not get boring for us to see the same style of image on every blog we visit?
The typical bright, light, sharp photos that grace many blogs nowadays are stunning. I love looking at these images, getting lost for hours in their ethereal charm and delicate nature. A beautiful photo can frame a beautifully written post and be the edge that sets it above the rest of the blogging pack. So, if all our photos are edited in the same fashion, if we all use the same elegant white backgrounds and softness of a flower prop, how do we set our blogs apart through our photography?
I'm not saying we should all use low-light blurry images just so we can stand out from other blogs. There is nothing wrong with using the photography style I have described in this post. I often find myself trying to emulate this exact style because of how beautiful the photos turn out. But if we all try to emulate the same thing, that's when our blogs start visually blending in. We find ourselves blindly following these trends because they look pretty. It is, of course, perfectly fine to take inspiration from other blogs, to bounce of other people's ideas to formulate your own opinions; that's just how self-development works.
I just feel like photos need shaking up a little to make them different, to make them fit your own personal style and the brand of your blog. Surely there is no point following a trend if it doesn't fit your style? Sure, try it out, but a particular style of photography isn't going to suit everyone. I feel that a lot of blogs have picked up on these trends, and I'm *kind of* getting a bit bored of seeing the same image formula over again.
What do you think about blog photography? Is it all blurring into one or do you feel each blog has it's own unique photography style?
(Disclaimer: I'm not singling out any blog in particular, it's just a general observation about the blogging world, PLZ DON'T HATE ME)