What Can I Shoot when Coronavirus Stops Play?


johnriley

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 23:24
There used to be a Vivitar flash advert showing a rainy window with a sad faced photographer and his Pentax K1000. What can I shoot if rain stops play?

So, if we can't get out and about, what ideas can we share of things to photograph?

My suggestions:

1. Studio portraits
2. Still Life
3. macro
4. A project to make one exceptional image from each room of the house.

Any more ideas?
Best regards, John

fatspider

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 23:47
I remember that Ad, it's a bit of a blast from the past John.

My view is that unless your showing symptoms and self isolating there's no reason not to get out into the countryside for some fresh air, and if anyone does have symptoms I doubt they'd be in the mood for photography
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/03/2020 - 01:42
Don't forget your boots. It's really soggy out there. The blackthorn bushes are in flower right now and make marvelous subjects. You might be lucky and find a winter cherry, which is even nicer. Also, until April, you will find Crimson Elf Cup fungi (Google it) on rotting branches on the forest floor, usually with bright green moss surrounding it. And when you get home WASH YOUR HANDS thoroughly because you will have touched all manner of things while you were out.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 18/03/2020 - 09:38
A picture a day during the seige? Sort of a seige diary that captures your mood each day.

davidwozhere wrote:
And when you get home WASH YOUR HANDS thoroughly

And your camera etc. unless you don't want to touch it again for at least 72 hrs. Thankfully, (most) Pentax cameras are designed to be decontaminated.

Steve

Nigelk

Link Posted 18/03/2020 - 20:36
There are always so many possibilities in the home and garden. I do quite a lot of photography at home looking for light and compositions, in the widow, out the window and of course condensation. If you are stuck at home it's a great opportunity to experiment!






















These and so many more all shot at home.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/03/2020 - 22:16
I think your camera needs decontaminating after the last one Nigel ! You could title it "The Sneeze".
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Nigelk

Link Posted 18/03/2020 - 22:30
davidwozhere wrote:
I think your camera needs decontaminating after the last one Nigel ! You could title it "The Sneeze".

Good point!
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