In light of my increased time spent at home, I’ve begun just looking at things.
I assure you, I have other hobbies and interests. But I really do just look at things more often now. Things that may need repair or cleaned, plants I’ve learned to pay more attention to and things I simply appreciate about my home.
One of the best parts about photography, to me, is the opportunity it affords us to observe a subject in a new way.
A sports photographer may look for an athlete’s expression in a defining moment. A portrait photographer sees beyond a subject’s potential insecurities and aims to capture their personality in a moment. A landscape photographer looks to light, shadow and perhaps a new angle to showcase a view or feature that could be missed.
And I, apparently, as a quarantined photojournalist, wanted to look at some objects around the house.
I recognize I didn’t follow the lead of my colleagues on keeping things simple and proving you can shoot interesting work with a range of gear, including your smartphone. Forgive me, I was having fun.
I hope you’ll have fun, too, looking at things around your home with a new perspective. If you choose to do so with a camera, know that your creativity is worth more than your camera gear needs to be. You have to see the photo before you can make it, anyway.
MORE CORONAVIRUS ARTICLES ...
TOP STORIES FROM THE GAZETTE
- Iowa State University eyes $14 million to replace coal boilers with natural gas
- Iowa State athletics department announces positive coronavirus test result
- Farley’s 300 Raceway welcomes back racing and fans Wednesday night
- Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz listened to his players, spoke truth and now there will be much more listening and talking
- Everyone’s excited for prep baseball/softball seasons, but some, especially older coaches, also wary of potential risks
- Windows broken, 1 arrested as Iowa City protest gets violent