This year began for me with a continuation of the One Month, One Camera project that’d worked well for me for much of last year.
In March I started out with another Lumix, the tiny wonder that is the XS1.
Part way through the month, with Covid-19 starting to spread in the UK, we began to lockdown.
How has this impacted my photography?
Well, not a huge amount, but here are a few ways –
– I’ve spent more time at home, so have photographed and filmed the kids more than usual. With the schools all closed since Friday 20 March, we’ve had plenty more time together when I’ve been home from work.
– We’ve been advised against non-essential travel, so aside from going to work on my bike, our family outings have been once a day around the village and connected roads/paths, with me tagging along on the days I’ve been around.
Most of these I’ve taken a camera with me, rather than going on separate photo walks by myself, and I’ve gathered a handful of shots here and there.
Perhaps I’ve found beauty in the immediate and ordinary surroundings even more than usual.
– Overall I’ve photographed a little less, but don’t feel I’ve missed out.
Going into April, originally I thought I might carry on with the Lumix XS1. But whilst I might use it again soon, I wanted to keep other options open.
With the weather warming up and the evenings lighter now we’re in British Summer Time, there’s more scope for photography too, and with more colour appearing in nature almost daily, I expect to put black and white photography on hold for a while, or at least do less of it.
Which usually means my two CCD sensor Pentax DSLRs, with their beautiful colours straight out of camera, will come back into play.
How was your photography evolved this year?
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