We all have our favorite photography subjects, ways of shooting, preferred post-processing styles, and more. But if we want to grow as photographers, it is important that we not spend all our time just doing what we like without ever pushing outside of our comfort zones. This great video follows one photographer as he discusses how experimentation has helped him.
Coming to you from Gary Gough, this excellent video follows him as he discusses the importance of experimenting in your photography work and how it can help you grow. The important thing to remember is that experimentation does not have to mean wild departures from your norm. Rather, you could do simple things, like shooting with a narrow aperture if you normally prefer to shoot wide open, trying different compositions or focal lengths, or varying things like your color-toning. Even if you do not like the results, you are likely to gain a new perspective on your preferred aesthetics and have a better understanding of how to achieve them. More than likely, though, you will be pleasantly surprised and will end up expanding both your creative palette and your portfolio. Check out the video above for Gough's full thoughts.