It is an interesting concept and one that I spoke about in my last post. When you are in lockdown trying to work out what to do can be hard.
Still life photography
This is probably the best type of photography to do when you are stuck at home. This genre also includes food photography and macro. I didn’t do either of those, but I had fun trying more still life.
Still life photography is something I really struggle with. I don’t know how to arrange everything. I think I do better when I am limited with objects. You can see that in the photos. Maybe I’m more of a minimalist when it comes to this sort of photography.
Thankfully you don’t need a lot to do this sort of stuff. Backdrops you can make yourself. Even some fabric can work. A window with natural light is really good. Maybe a reflector or a piece of white cardboard and a tripod. Oh yeah, a camera is good too. lol
I also spent a lot of time looking at still life images on the internet to try and give me some ideas. That can help. Really I guess, like all things, it is about practice and just trying things. I need to do more and make myself experiment. I have all the gear, so I need to start doing that.
Photography in Lockdown Video
Yeah, I have done a video on this. It is up on YouTube now. You can find the link here, Photography during Lockdown in Melbourne.
I tried to film what I was doing and give some ideas of what I was trying to achieve. It was a fun day and I played around for nearly the whole day. I had to move a few things around, but I got there. I’m lucky that my house gets a lot of natural light.
I’m leaving it there now. I leave you with a gallery of some of the photos I took. Take care everyone.