Many people were caught off guard when the coronavirus disease of 2019 or COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic. The World Health Organization has given warnings that the virus causing this pneumonia-like illness, the 2019 novel coronavirus or the SARS-CoV 2, can spread at an exponential rate once it is let out in the open. And just like that, COVID-19 cases are rising continuously in every continent of the world. Major cities were forced to enforce lockdown measures in hopes that the spread of the deadly virus would be halted. Unfortunately for the millions of people struggling to live their lives, they need to find comfort in their very own homes and wait until the situation gets a bit lighter.
When a city is in a lockdown, mass gatherings are not allowed and social distancing must be practiced at all times. Every household is also expected to remain inside their home unless there is an urgent need to go outside, perhaps to get something to eat or be treated for their sickness. All this points to us getting used to be isolated from the rest of the world.
Sure, it can get very lonely, but we are doing this for the sake of battling the pandemic. Also, there is no reason for us to feel lonely as we can always find something interesting to do. Why not try photography inside your house?
Finding A New Hobby Inside Your Home With Photography
Photographers who rely on income from events such as promenades, graduations and weddings are feeling the negative impacts of the lockdown. Aside from having no income to sustain their needs, they have nothing else to do with their time, or at least to practice their passion.
You must remember that a part of being a skilled photographer is to understand how to challenge yourself to put the skills you already have to the test. Also, in every situation, you are being challenged to acquire new skills that will allow you to expand your boundaries as a photographer. In the case of being locked inside your homes during a pandemic, you can find an opportunity to hone your crafts by trying home photography.
Of course, if you are still a beginner who wants to experience photography, starting at home to look for interesting subjects for your lenses will be a good idea. Increasing your skills cannot happen overnight. It is not like you are just counting up to 0345 and suddenly, you are a master of photography. Everyone needs to start somewhere at his or her own pace.