Do you like to shoot landscape, macro, portraits, events etc.?
Are you a commercial photographer who is maybe interested in weddings, family groups, or specific product photography to suit a client.
Most of us are fun photographers who enjoy the challenge of taking images to suit ourselves with many never selling an image to another person or corporation. Some people know immediately what they are interested in but some wander around happily taking photos of everything that takes their fancy. Most of us are drawn to a certain subject. It's fun to experiment - why not shoot outside your comfort zone or experiment further within what you are comfortable with. For instance if you are a landscape photographer and usually shoot sunsets or sunrises - why not get adventurous and hike down a waterfall one day to experiment with the challenges presented to you there ... or a beach or surfing scene to capture the action of the waves. Macro photography is a totally different field to experiment in and its very exciting when you finally master the various techniques to master a clear, in focus shot. Today there is so much new technology in this field with specialised macro lenses, extension tubes, specialised lighting units and light boxes ... not to mention the special programs to now focus stack your images to guarantee a perfect result. Portraiture presents many challenges especially with lighting and only the brave and professional should venture commercially into this field. Event photography is one area that I particularly love and I have proudly been involved in quite a few community events where I have stepped out of my comfort zone and pushed myself that little bit further with my photography. Never say you can't do it because you can. If someone asks you to shoot a particular subject or event - do your homework. There are so many tutorials on line these days so there is no excuse for backing away from a new project. This type of photography is a lot of fun so why not wander along to your next local event and practice a little to gain confidence and to experiment with lighting and settings.