Anytime, Anywhere

Anytime, Anywhere

I recently had an operation. For what, I'm not going to say. “Where, you ask?” How rude, that's personal information! But what I will tell you is that I had to be off work for three whole weeks. AMAZING! You say to yourself, what a glorious break! Well, not really. For one, it's so incredibly boring. Not being able to get to the toilet easily or walk up and down stairs is a bit of a drag. (Ok, ok, it was an ankle operation)

So, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about how photography can follow you anytime, anywhere. You can find interesting things in the most unlikely of places and being house-bound is a fantastic opportunity to brush up on your photography skills.

I decided to try this while my foot heals. Although they aren’t the most compelling photos, they inspired me with some interesting ideas and gave me the motivation to get some new equipment! Haha! But seriously, I had fun and it opened my eyes to what's around you. Things you take for granted become alive. They are there and ready to be seen, if only you just take a look around you.

Take a look at some of the things I photographed while stuck in the house.

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I know they aren't the most inspiring photos, but after a second glance, I really appreciate the curves in a simple door handle or the simplicity of the lines that a wooden table and tray can create! When your mind is fed up of TV or ALL forms of social media, then why not turn to your trusty camera and start noticing the beauty of what's right in-front of you.

Even if you're too weak to pick up the camera or feel sick looking through the viewfinder/LCD screen then take a look at photographers who inspire you, check out your Instagram feed for #beautifulphotos #amazingphotographers, or be more specific depending on your interests. Why not dig through the back of your cupboard and find the camera manual! Finally flick through and find the answer to that irritating problem you've been itching to solve. Or, like me, you have an actual book, then flick through one of your photography coffee table books (I definitely have enough!) and be inspired for when you are back on your feet!

 

All photos were taken with the Canon 80D the Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS and the Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6

Posted by Alice Hewitt
20th February 2019

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