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The Novel Corona Virus has all of us stranded in our homes, but let's see 10 things we can still do and how we can use this time,
1) Edit Photos
This is the least favorite thing of all photographers, to sort their library and pick the best and delete the rest. This is a very time-consuming job and it might be the right time to do it. Go through your library and select photos that you think you will like to see on social media that showcase your creativity and vision. Remove the duplicates, the blurred, or any photo you think is not worth looking at. This will save you a lot of trouble and find those amazing photos you can share or use in the future.
2) Do Post Processing
We keep clicking photos and save them on our hard drives. After the editing process and picking the best photos from your library, go through them and do post-processing by correcting colours, getting right brightness and contrast, cropping and correcting the frame and more. These small things can be done to get the best version of your photos and go from good to best frames.
3) Try New Photography Techniques at home
There are a lot of techniques that you can try at home without going out. You can try levitation photography, reverse lens technique and more to add skills to your arsenal. These photos are not just there to lift your skills but also get you a lot of attention on social media.
4) Make Connections and Learn From Others
Whatever your interests are in photography, wedding, street, nature, wildlife, fashion or anything else, you can find amazing photographers from all around the world. Find them, follow them on social media and start a conversation with them. Do not bombard their inbox but start a meaningful conversation and ask questions about their work and creativity. If they like your questions they will surely reply.
5) Device a strategy for Instagram, Create your website
This is a great time to work on your social media and website. If you wish to grow as a photographer and go professional then your own website and good social media are very important. The first point of editing would really help in this as you would have your best work ready to be shared with the world. Remember, as a photographer, your website and now your social media are your resume, and people look for your work to give you work.
6) Take Part in Competitions
A great way to test your skills and see how your work is as compared to others is to take part in competitions. We, at WPC, host tons of competitions for photographers of all levels and interests. Give it a try, go to our competitions page and take part in all of them.
7) Learn New Photography Skills
This is also a great time to improve your skills and learn about new things. Take an online course on the topic of your choice and get started. To help with this, at WPC, we host online courses that you can learn from your home at your own convenience.
8) Plan New Projects To Do As Soon As This Is Over
This is also a great time to plan things for the future. Think about projects and assignments you can do as soon as this lockdown ends. Talk to people about collaborations and think about new and innovative ways to execute your plans. This will help you learn how the best professional photographers work and planning is the key to a successful project.
9) Get Your Photos Printed and Learn About Printing Science
You can also learn about printing and find photos that would look great on your home or studio walls. Find an online printer or if you have a printer at home try a few things. The colours on screens and the ones coming out of a printer are not similar and you can learn about that from the web or youtube.
10) Write Blogs Using Your Existing Photos and Share on WPC
To add another dimension to your photography, learn to write about your work. If you have photos that cover a story, try writing a Photo Essay or just create a blog about your travels or create a tutorial. You can also work on videos on the same topics and share them. When you do write something, remember to share that on WPC.