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Photo Project Ideas in a Time of Coronavirus

Winter is supposedly over. Easter came and went. Summer is around the corner (or so they say), and Coronavirus is still with us, keeping most of us inside our homes.

For a creative, this could be a great time to:

  • revisit personal projects that you’ve never had time to think about
  • document the Covid-19 pandemic, if so you desire
  • update your website
  • go through older images, revisit experiences through those images, and also clean up your hard drive(s)
  • attend webinars of interest
  • perhaps, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’ve taken on new household, and kitchen (in particular) activities; they can become great sources of inspiration
  • same goes for the gear we have to use nowadays, just to venture outside…most of the time for the banal, no-fun, grocery shopping

Myself, since I can’t photograph people these days, I’ve started photographing other subjects, revisiting personal projects (writing and photography), documenting life during the Covid-19 pandemic in words, images, and the occasional short video, as well as capturing snapshots of my new household activities.

This past Sunday was April 26. While some of us associate the date with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion, this year, April 26 happened to fall on the last Sunday in April, which, in turn, is World Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD).

This same past Sunday and in a time of Covid-19, I also decided to try my hand at making bread, and, of course, snap a few shots for keepsakes.

It looks like many of us will continue to be stuck at home for a while longer. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do, nothing to photograph. Perhaps one idea would be to capture life, everyday life, through the new lens of Covid-19. See what’s gonna happen.

As always, hope this finds you well, and thank you for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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