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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2013 in 113 images – A Photo Narrative

Hello everyone! I hope 2013 was a fantastic year for you all.

I have been just amazed by all the support I have received this year. Thank you so, so much to everyone who took time to view the photographs and to interact through the social media channels. Initially I had so many great intentions for this traditional end-of-year post – thoughts on the state of photography, the trends of the photo business, what I’ve learned this year, what I hope to implement in 2014. Then we ended up moving houses here in Banff between Christmas and New Year’s, and with only a few hours left to 2013, and just barely enough room to type among all the boxes in this new office, I might just keep the post very photo-heavy. I hope you don’t mind, and I still hope to share those other thoughts throughout the coming year!

2013 was a wonderful, overwhelming, busy, fun-filled year for Paul Zizka Photography. Let me give you an overview of what happened using a few photographs…

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Inspired By: Dani Lefrancois, Olivier Du Tré and Byron Harmon

This is the latest post of a weekly series meant to highlight some of the fellow photographers who inspire me to get out and make photographs. Inspiration… At the confines of the Earth. The Tombstones, in the Yukon.

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Inspired By: Craig Richards, Dave Brosha and Glen Boles

This is the latest post of a weekly series meant to highlight some of the fellow photographers who inspire me to get out and make photographs. Inspiration… The overwhelmed photographer surrenders

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Abraham Lake Aurora

The last few days have been action-packed as I have been spending time all over the mountain parks with the other members of the Mountains In Motion crew to gather new material for the film. Here is a still from a long time-lapse sequence captured at beautiful Abraham Lake, Alberta a few nights ago. The…

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