A combination of perfect portfolios and consistent Instagram posts gives our work a style that gives our clients and followers a strong sense of who we are. However, is there a danger that sticking to a certain style can be restrictive?
In this short video, Matt Day explores our tendency as photographers not to step out of our “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to shooting, fearing that by straying too far from what we know how to photograph might be uncomfortable. Is it because we are afraid of taking a risk, perhaps worried about undermining the image of ourselves that we have carefully constructed and present to the world through our photography? Or maybe it’s just a fear of failure, that experimenting with new ideas strays too far from what we’ve built our success upon.
I can relate to Day as, like thousands of photographers around the