Stepping out of your comfort zone
Stepping out of your comfort zone in digital photography is crucial to making mark in the field; daring the unknown… A very important knowledge in Photography is to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. It is quite easy to go through life playing safe in your job or career, settling for the easy route but deep inside you there is a drive to run your own photography outfit. Do not let taking risks gives you the creeps. It is obvious that the fear of the unknown is what holds most people back from launching into the deep of professional photography.
Stepping out of your comfort zone in digital photography comes with anxieties that might be quite difficult to get over and there is not much anybody can do to make you feel the time is right… the truth is, there is no right time! For example, it took Thomas Edison ten thousand failures to finally perfect the light bulb. The essence is, Edison did not give up at the first failure, neither the second nor even the nine thousandth … he never gave up.
Taking risks in digital photography comes with a possibility of fairly making a mess of your first photo shoot. After a major shooting and you have left the scene only for you to realize that your rear LCD screen when checking images for exposure was on “bright” mode and all your images are underexposed. This should not pose a challenge so far you have yourself covered by either shooting for free or promised a re-shoot should anything go wrong. Improvements can only be made as you learn from the mistakes you make. However, this can only be achieved with you taking risks in digital photography.
The core of this article is to encourage you to take risks in digital photography. Break through that fear block, be bold and get out there! Life is too short to spend contemplating whether you should or should not step out of your comfort zone… Be daring, if you desire to pursue a career you love, the truth is, you can! Nothing can stop you except YOU!