How to Take Photos Like Albert Watson

Few photographers are more well known and respected than Albert Watson, and even those who do not know him by name have likely seen his work before. His distinctive style is the envy of a lot of photographers, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to create that look in your own images. 

Coming to you from Frederik Trovatten, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to create photos in the style of Albert Watson. It can be a really worthwhile creative exercise to try to emulate the style of other photographers. Of course, simply copying another creative's style outright without adding to it or continuing to evolve is not going to help you grow and is a questionable thing to do, but in the process of recreating a style, not only will you learn techniques that can help you expand your toolkit, you will discover little creative ideas that you can then incorporate into your own style. After all, we are the sum of our influences. Taking the time to investigate the work of a few photographers you admire and take little bits of their work for your own can do wonders for building your creative style. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Trovatten. 

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michael butler's picture

Very well done, one of the better videos I have seen on fstoppers in a long time. Your friends did you proud!

Stephen Holmes's picture

Watched this last night and was super-impressed with Frederik's natural and relaxed presentation style and a clear love of his craft and reverence from a master he has been inspired by. This is one of the videos that should be on your MUST WATCH list. Kudos, great job!