Five Photographers Who Stepped Outside Their Comfort Zones

The entries are in from our #DitchComfort Photography Challenge, and we were truly blown away by the submissions, which came from all over the world! Fellow photographers have inspired me with their stories, their efforts to push their limits as people and as artists, and with the results of stepping outside of their comfort zones.

Congrats to our winner, Paul May, for winning the Grand prize of a 1-hour photography consultation and critique, and a copy of Summits & Starlight, and to our four special mentions (we couldn’t choose just three!), who will also receive a copy of the book. Thanks as well to everyone who decided to #DitchComfort and submit their photos. Some of you stepped outside your comfort zones just by entering, and I really appreciate the effort.

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#DitchComfort: Photo Challenge with @PaulZizkaPhoto

We’re calling on all photographers to go beyond their limitations and boost their creativity with the #DitchComfort Photo Challenge! What does that mean? Find a new angle of a common subject, experiment without inhibition, get wet and dirty, try a new genre – whatever it means to you to step out of your comfort zone as…

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Travel Alberta’s #AlbertaDarkSkies Photo Contest

Some sweet prizes are up for grabs in the Alberta Dark Skies Photo Contest, hosted by Travel Alberta! I’ve teamed up with them to offer an evening of one-on-one photo instruction and the winner will also receive two nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs plus a $500 Fairmont gift certificate and $300 in gas cards.

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Ice Climbing Photo Takes Grand Prize at 2014 British Columbia Magazine Photo Contest

British Columbia Magazine recently announced the winners of their 2014 Photo Contest, and my shot of John Price ice climbing at Haffner Creek in Kootenay National Park took the Grand Prize! The other winning photos will take your breath away, so be sure to pick up a copy of the Fall 2014 issue to see the full collection.

Thanks again to John for enduring some frigid temperatures in order to help me capture this memorable shot!

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6 Photos You Should See from Our Instagram Challenge

We received a total of 1177 entries into our Instagram contest, and with such incredible photos as entries, it made it very difficult to choose the winners! Having said that, these photos caught my eye, and won their photographer a copy of Summits & Starlight: The Canadian Rockies. Our Grand Prize winner will receive a print of Fang in the Mist.

Thanks to everyone who entered. There is so much talent out there, and your photos have given me new inspiration. Whatever you’re passionate about, keep shooting!

Be sure to follow our winning photographers, too! Their Instagram accounts are linked below.

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Enter the #ZizkaChallenge on Instagram, September 3-7, 2014!

Join the Paul Zizka Photography Challenge on Instagram! Here’s how: Every day between September 3 – 7, 2014, @PaulZizkaPhoto will announce a new theme for that day’s entries. People must use @PaulZizkaPhoto and #ZizkaChallenge to enter their photos, and be following @PaulZizkaPhoto. Entries don’t need to be current photos. You can post some of your old favourites! Enter up to…

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