Is your comfort zone killing your creativity?
Chances are, when you were first starting in your field, you
were like a newborn coyote stumbling around trying to find your place in the
pack. You got knocked down, growled at, and lost your way a few times but
you kept going. Why? Because , there was a hunger there- a need to be
what you were meant to be- a desire to be the best.
Some of us hung around the pack leader, learning his ways, waiting on our time to lead and some ventured off to form our new pack making a million mistakes and missteps along the way.
Neither is right or wrong. There is good and bad with both.
Wherever you ended up. you started finding your niche, honing your craft and finding that comfortable
spot….and that is part of the problem. The more comfortable we get, the less creative
and that can be disastrous not only in photography but in life. When we stop challenging
ourselves , we are bound to hit a creative plateau.
So, I am going to give you some crazy advice. Whatever you are good at- occasionally
forget about about it and do something you are absolutely terrible at! You may find
that you are not that awful at it, that you actually enjoy it and even if you don’t-
it is bound to get those creative juices flowing!