Greetings everyone, hope all is well with you. Today I wanted to talk about the comfort zone we all have it, and if your like me it can be very crippling. Creatives are often plagued with their comfort zone, and I feel it happens even more so for photographers because we have a tendency to get a good photo and continuously keep taking the same shot over and over again. Comfort does not lead to growth, and we all want to grow in our lives, if not than what is the reason for even getting out of bed or living for that matter. The two photos below made me somewhat uncomfortable in the best way, and I have grown from it. I will admit I can be lazy at times and not want to set up lights, reflectors and the sort, but this time I forced myself to shape the light, and shoot the photos the way my mind shot them before I pressed the shutter button. The first photo was made with a daylight balanced bulb and a snoot with a grid attached. The second photo I used a flashgun with 16 inch beauty dish on the subject, and a 5 inch beauty dish with a flashgun bouncing into a silver umbrella reflecting onto thunder grey background paper.