Lockdown Strategies for Professional Photographers Scotland and New Ways of Working

June 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone

 

Now that we have been in lockdown for a few months and we are starting to get into some kind of routine, I thought this would be a good time to examine lockdown strategies for professional photographers and how we are coping with this new normal.  Whilst there are signs that things are starting to change, it will be a while until photographers feel any kind of normality, particularly event photographers in Scotland, like myself.  However this strange time has enabled us to to explore different ways of working, and or new markets.  Many photographers have been doing the doorstep photos, its not for me, but definately a fresh market for some photographers.   From my point of view, the ability to concentrate on local projects has been my main focus.  Whilst I have always taken local infrared photography and landscape photos in East Lothian, I now have the time to really examine the small details in certain locations, such as Dunbar Harbour and the nesting gulls.  I have also had time to photograph waves, having the luxury of leaving whenever the conditionsa are perfect, this is something that even freelance photographers dont always have due to constant commissions.  Exploring your fine art creative side is more possible and while some days you are a bit down due to the circumstances, particularly the financial implications, other days you are optimistic, I can also use the dark side of things to good effect in my photography to create good fine art images.  I also think my photoshop skills have greatly improved as I have watched a number of instruction videos and had more time to explore my software.  The free time also has enabled me to think more about my future photographic strategy and to update my website and enhance my networking and contact experience through social media.  So to summarise, when my corporate event photography in Scotland picks up again, I will be ready and with extra strings to my bow.

 

So its not all doom and gloom, just get out there and create.

 

Until next time.

Kind Regards

 

Colin 

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

www.edinburghphotographer.com


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Commercial Freelance event and corporate Photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fine Art and Landscape Photographer Scotland

www.colinwrightphotography.co.uk

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