If you don’t have the means to take actual classes, copying others is a great way to teach yourself new skills without thinking much about it. When you are trying to replicate another’s work, you have no choice but to pay attention to the technical details, like composition, lighting, shading, or depth of field. By using imitation as inspiration, you can improve your technical skills and artistic style by copying others (at least for a little while)
A short reflective piece about a Saturday morning on Table Mountain in Oroville, CA. Hikes, dogs, boyfriends, and sunshine.
Using a double exposure technique, I created an image that says that while my boyfriend's year-long trip in Japan will be hard, I'll be here for him when he returns, and I hope he knows that I'll be with him the whole time.
Your artistic style should never be static; just like Picasso, you should continually learn and practice new skills and techniques to evolve artistically. I demonstrate my evolution through an old photograph and how I edited it over the years with the skills I knew and those I've learned since college.