Challenge 9. Make a Mess


Let’s face it: Many of us photographers are control freaks. In our images we control the light, the frame, the pose, the subjects in the frame, and more. We like our control and order.

For this challenge, you must abandon control and order. Let go, and go make a mess! Cover your subject in flour and make them dance. Play with glycerin, water, paint, feathers, anything—just be sure to create beautiful chaos!

By making a mess, photographers convince themselves to let go of the typical and therefore are often more open to creative solutions. Furthermore, potential clients see these fun-loving shoots and realize the photographer is able to create daring images.

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