It's a short post this morning, but a topic that's so relevant, taking risks.
I've been in so many studios over the years where I'll see tape on the floor reminding the photographers of their favorite lighting set up. Over and again they'll create a portrait within their comfort zone. Day in day out no risks, but no glory either.
I ran across the quote below that simply hit home, for things I work on as well. I don't want to be a creature of habit. When I do step outside my comfort zone, I feel energized, even when things don't work out as planned.
Sometimes you just have to say, "...I don't know what we are doing, let's just go and see what happens."
You have to embrace the experience itself,
so that things you didn't intend to happen can make your work more authentic.
And you have to hope that it works.
Wayne Coyne (Musician)
It's the weekend. Many of you have events you're shooting. Look for those opportunities to make a change and experiment a little, not at the risk of you client but in ways that can enhance your creativity. Look for those little windows where changing a lens, your exposure or composition is going to give you something different from the norm.
Most important of all, have fun doing it!
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