April 27, 2020
Blog Post by Let’s Detroit Campus Ambassador Dallas McGhee-Henry
Given the Global condition of the world, it seems that a lot of things have rather been postponed, put on a hiatus, or moved to alternate forms that keeps people relatively at a distance from each other. Depending on your medium of photography, this can help or hinder you. But even with these hindrances, there are alternatives.
I myself am a portrait photographer. I love taking photos of people. A person is just so mysterious, and each model brings something new to the table. Given the fact that I have to now social distance, models are limited. Everyone has a different situation at their places of residence in regard to models. Family members and roommates make perfect models and while you are stuck in the house, might as well use them. Now, I understand that some people live alone, or they may live with people who would rather not. In these cases, be your own model!
In your downtime, grab your camera and your models (or yourself) and make your home your creative playground. Try some of these fun ideas!
There are boundless ways to explore with photography while in the house. You can make story sequences or be goofy and take some fun shots. Your mind is your limit and if time allow, explore those parts of your mind. For more inspiration, YouTube can be amazing place to see demos and ideas such as the video from the link below.
Here is what I came up with one day!
So don’t be too gloomed these days. Let art live and keep the creative juices flowing!