After many years spent on focusing to make good photographs, I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter if the photographs are good or not, the most important thing is to have fun. The most important thing is to have fun while shooting and focus on the pleasure of taking photographs.
I’m spending lot of time at home and I’m not shooting street photography often like I did before COVID-19. So, what a good opportunity to look back at all my old photographs.
During this pandemic situation we’re spending spending most of our day stuck at home. And it is hard for us, people who like to shoot on the streets and outdoor. But there are different things to photograph at home like:
It’s already 2021 and I’m shooting street photography since 2016, it’s been almost 5 years since I started. During this years I’ve experienced different things but the most important one are all the things that street photography gave me back.
There’s nothing better than take photographs in the nature and taking photographs of the nature. Especially during this hard times with this pandemic situation, there’s nothing better to take a walk in places without lot of people to breathe fresh air.
It’s Christmas time, the period in which most of us became a child again. So, what a good opportunity to shoot like a child. While taking photographs I must have fun, be curious, explore the world, just like a child.
It’s hard to always stay inspired in photography and arts in general, especially in this pandemic situation where everything is uncertain and can affect in a negative way our mood.
Here are different ways I personally use to find inspiration:
For me, photography is a powerful thing, everyday I’m grateful that I’m able to take photographs, because photographs have the power to communicate lot of messages and are a way of self expression.
I have never defined myself a street photographer, an urban landscape photographer, a landscape photographer and so on. No, I’m only a human being with a phone as a camera and shoot everything I like, that can be people on the streets, buildings or shoot in the nature.
When I started shooting street photography, I was too focused on finding beautiful and exotic things to photograph. The problem was when I used to shoot street photography in boring small towns without many beautiful things to photograph. But according to my experience, it is possible to shoot street photography and find beauty in the mundane in small towns. Beauty was everywhere around me.