Sitting in my home office listening to podcasts (by A Small Voice) on photographers discussing their work with Ben Smith. I have decided to post an update. It has been a strange 6 months and I have played way to many video games while working out what I need to or can do while the Covid virus is still around. I have to because of person circumstances remain shielding for the foreseeable future. It is difficult working out what to photograph when a lot of photography is about access. remaining in seclusion does not work well for a street and portrait photography based practice. So I am and remain thinking about what I can photograph. I really don’t do my own family and as I am not meeting others very much, friends are also not going to be my subject. I don’t really do landscapes and I love photographing people so I am at the moment thinking about what I can do while shielding and now with the new lockdown reducing movement even more I am going to have to thing creatively about what I can photograph.
Recently, I added to my photography kit by making the mistake of going online during The Photography Show and finding a small portable flash for such a reduced price that I found myself buying it on impulse. Originally the little Profoto A1 lights where £1000.00 and I got it for half price. Years ago, I used a Norman 400B and it was my favourite light for location photography and this little light with its dome diffuser reminds me of that. So I am keen to try it out now that it has arrived.
Oh another note I have been experimenting with Twitch a gaming platform that enables live webcam and Discord also a gaming platform for chat. When I can get my internet provider sorted so the bandwidth is as advertised, I will be able to start, right now my upload speed is to slow. I want to do live Webcam video chat sessions, where I answer questions and discuss images, submitted via the Discord channel.
Here are the links to both Twitch and Discord.
With Discord, I have set up a channel and for now, I am happy to answer questions there and when I can, I will start the live Webcam video sessions on Twitch.