Sometimes these Creatively Squared challenges are harder to interpret than others. As it was #cs_comfortzone the challenge summary encouraged everyone to step out of their comfort zone. So, I tried to do just that. Until I realised that people other people weren’t really going down this road. In fact, this more than any other challenge seemed to be the most weirdly interpreted in my opinion. I know you don’t all see things the same way but a lot of the photos I’ve seen don’t make sense. I love doing these challenges but sometimes I feel like pure aesthetic and popularity is the only thing that matters. No matter what the fuck the post.
So, for a lot of my comfort zone related posts I tried to do something a little different. I generally like bright, fresh, and colourful posts. My book photos are all about vibrancy and white backgrounds. The personal photos I take tend to focus on greenery and flowers. But not this week. This week I went dark. I edited a couple of recent photos to give a moodier feel and I’m pretty happy with the results. As an added “out of my comfort zone” thing I experimented with food photography. Taking photos of food is a skill I have yet to master. I don’t know how the professionals do it. And I’m not talking about using shaving cream and stuff. It’s all about the right angle and framing it right. So, I tried. It’s definitely not the best but it went okay.
Obviously, I included an image of my actual comfort zone: my bed. That was super tricky to get right. I did it tonight with the worst light and holding my phone above my head. Not the best approach! The new job post didn’t quite work as well as I’d hoped but it definitely fits the theme. My new job is related to football and it’s certainly not my area of expertise! Head over to my Instagram to find out more about these images.
So, how would you have approached this hashtag?
Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything.
"Maybe, just maybe, I'm the faller. Every family has someone who falls, who doesn't make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I'm our faller."