Share your lockdown photography projects


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 12:49
As quarantine forces most of us to restrict where we can do and to spend the majority of our time in our own homes, I thought it would be good to share ideas for photography projects that we can still do under these restrictions.

Limitation is the mother of creativity, they say, so what can we come up with?

So far, photography of my sixteen-month-old daughter continues much as before. The biggest difference is that I mostly use a 35mm lens instead of 23mm because we're at my parents-in-laws' place and they have more space than we have in our own flat.

Other than that, yesterday I broke out one of my two Yashica Mat 124Gs and took some photos, mostly of the outside world, through the viewfinder using the K-3 and DA 35mm Limited. I've always liked through-the-viewfinder photos and I suspect I might get quite a lot of fun out of it.



Viewfinder I
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Viewfinder IV
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Viewfinder V
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

RobL

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 14:24
A wander around the garden yesterday with the D-FA 50mm Macro on the K1, all at f2.8. In Lightroom a strong vignette was apparent but rather than doing a lens correction I actually preferred it as it came.







Last Edited by RobL on 02/04/2020 - 14:27

Chrism8

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 15:26
I've been doing some flower photography as seen on another thread.

Natural light with two black tiles, very simply produced



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

HarisF1

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 15:36
Breathtaking images from all of you, so great to see.

Unfortunately both my front and rear gardens are in a state of flux so there isn't much worth snapping other than grass and dirt. I was hoping to get these sorted over the summer but I think a lot of the hassle will be around getting non essential plants and shrubs :/
Last Edited by HarisF1 on 02/04/2020 - 15:45

Chrism8

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 15:45
I cheated and purchased a bunch of mixed flowers from a local supermarket, gave them to the misses then pinched a load to shoot
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

RobL

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 16:37
Chrism8 I really like that shiny black tile effect, Iím hunting around the house now to find something that would do the job!

Chrism8

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 16:49
Hi Rob

They were two black tiles I purchased from Tile Giant a few years ago, cost about £4 for the 2, these ones are 300mm Sq, here's the setup.

You could try ordering to via " click and collect " from Wickes or a tile shop if theres one open nr you.

Ignore the flash transmitter, not used on that shot, or the roses



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 02/04/2020 - 16:49

Chrism8

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 17:02
This is close to what I have and they will do C&C
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

-------------------------------------------------------------
K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

bforbes

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 20:40
Nothing to see in my garden....so




K-1 + FA77 in natural light
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

Chrism8

Link Posted 02/04/2020 - 22:12
Superb Barrie,

Like the contrasting colours
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

-------------------------------------------------------------
K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

stub

Link Posted 03/04/2020 - 01:16
Using a Pentax K5. Just a very quick one light portrait....! From the comfort of my living room...!!
Had to improvise with no visitors...

K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 03/04/2020 - 01:22

davidwozhere

Link Posted 03/04/2020 - 01:46
I have been making use of this lovely sunshine and my acers which are just starting to break into leaf. The early light is almost horizontal.
This is a young plant in a pot which was strategically placed to produce a nice bokeh when photographed with a 200mm Takumar at f3.5



Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Chrism8

Link Posted 03/04/2020 - 07:18
davidwozhere wrote:
The early light is almost horizontal. This is a young plant in a pot which was strategically placed to produce a nice bokeh when photographed with a 200mm Takumar at f3.5

The light and bokeh are superb
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

-------------------------------------------------------------
K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Nigelk

Link Posted 03/04/2020 - 07:52
I've been enjoying myself with quite a bit of in camera multi exposures with ICM

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 03/04/2020 - 18:15
After commenting on a Thomas Heaton video on water photography in the kitchen I'll be doing some of that to put my 'money' where my mouth is!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm ii HSM Macro - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

My Flickr
My PPG
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