Covid-19 Lockdown Photography

Since 23rd March 2020 here in the UK the government have enforced a nationwide lockdown and told the population only to leave the house for essential travel (food exercise and work if you can't work from home) All non-essential shops and business have had to close their doors to customers, visitors and employees. They have also stopped all group gatherings such as funerals, weddings and events.

The other aspect of the Covid-19 Lockdown is that you can't travel and most of the national attractions and places of interest in the UK have been closed for the foreseeable future. What does this mean for Landscape Photographers and what should you do in this unprecedented Covid-19 Lockdown in the UK?

Here are a few Photography ideas for you during lockdown.

1. If you have a garden the use this to your advantage and look at the wildlife that use your garden during the day. Why not get that long lens out and try your hand at some wildlife photography?

2. If you are not so lucky to have a garden to play around in then open a window and take the photos from the comfort of your bedroom. This can work really well as you can see further than the perimeter of your garden and get some unique photos that your would not normally get or even consider.

3. If you have a pet, the try and see if you can take some creative photography with your pets. Your pets will love you for this as no doubt they will be getting treats for sitting still etc. You could even get as creative with your pet photography as you want and even dress them up.

4. Set up a photography studio in your own home. This might seem crazy to some people but you don't need to have all the professional studio photography equipment to do this. You can you some lamps for desk lights to create some nice lighting and even use a white pillow case inf ront of the light as a light defuser. You can also get creative with your backgrounds and backdrops for your studio.

So there you go with some photography ideas for you while we are in the Covid-19 Lockdown.

This is a photo I took of one of our cats while he came out into the garden to explore.

If you have any question about photography, just let me know and I would be happy to give you any advice and feedback.

Keep safe and thank you for reading this photography blog.

Mark Stinchon

Lancashire Photographer

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