people hire me because they have an expectation of the results. whether you want to call that a style or a level of competency or whatever doesn't matter to them. they know what i'm going to deliver. they know there is consistency to what i'll deliver.
when i'm working as a shooter for hire, i don't think that's the time for me to experiment with new styles, i.e., to suddenly start shooting outside my "box." granted, i might end up delivering something beyond their expectations and they might be quite happy about it. but this stuff is all so subjective. my finest images (n my mind) might not be at all what a client was lookin for. usually, the client wants more of what i've already produced.
when i'm shooting for fun, however, there is certainly a lot of room for experimentation, for going outside my comfort zone. and that's when i'll sometimes try that stuff out.
when i post images here, i don't, as a rule, state if i shot them for fun or for profit. if i get slammed for trying out things i would never try out on a client's dime, it's okay. but i sure don't want to get slammed by a client for going outside my box.
i guess the moral to this story is if you're warm and comfortable, even lying in a pile of ****t, sometimes it's worth just staying where you are. does that make any sense?
this was shot for fun.