Last week, photographer Brendan Barry showed you how to turn your room into a camera obscura using only the stuff you can find at home. And if any of you decides to take analog photos with your “room camera,” you’ll need developer and fixer for the photographic film. Here’s some good news – you can also make these without leaving your home. In the video below, Brendan will show you how.
If you’ve been disciplined during the coronavirus outbreak, you probably haven’t seen your friends for a while. And if there’s one thing all of us in self-isolation have in common, it’s this: we miss out friends! Photographer Jared Gruenwald is one of us, and he came up with a way to make himself less lonely. He started taking portraits of his friends who are also in isolation, all from a safe distance. The result is a series of pretty unusual portraits: some are emotional, but the others are incredibly silly.
There are more than a few online courses that you can take for free right now, and DxO is joining the party. To help you come with self-isolation and stay creative, the company has announced a series of free online webinars throughout April. They’re hosted by renowned photographers, cover different topics, and they’re equally great for amateur and professional photographers.
I took my drone and photographed people in their homes through their windows and on their terraces. It’s a 100% zero-human-contact way to see how people are going crazy during quarantine times.
When Lithuania went under quarantine, all my photography jobs in advertising were canceled, events postponed or canceled, and I was sitting without any job and thinking, “what the heck is going on and how can I solve this puzzle?” Eventually, I knew that I needed to photograph something interesting, but this social distance thing was a tricky thing.
If you’re a regular gym-goer, you know that the coronavirus outbreak has had all the gyms closed down. And if you’re anything like me, the lack of physical activity makes you feel sad and nervous. But worry not: Gerald Undone has a perfect solution for stuck-at-home photographers and filmmakers. He has teamed up with a few “camera fitness experts” to bring you a series of exercises that you can do at home with your camera gear. That’s right, your gear won’t only help you keep your creativity in shape, but also your body. So let’s get started.
Combining photography and kitchen? Yes, please! I love spending time in my kitchen experimenting with food as much as I love taking photos of it. Well, Marc Klaus has “cooked” beautiful portraits in his kitchen using some of the items that we usually use to prepare food. In this video, he’ll show you how to use stuff from your kitchen to take some creative portraits at home.
Photographer Brendan Barry has turned some huge objects into cameras. He started with a $200 camper, then used a shipping container, and finally turned an entire floor of a skyscraper into a working camera obscura with a darkroom. Considering that most of us are closed in our homes these days, how does it sound turning your bedroom (or any room) into a camera obscura? Or better yet, a camera obscura you can take photos with? Well, you can do it with stuff you already have at home.
For his latest project, Brendan has turned his daughter’s bedroom into a camera obscura and his bathroom into a darkroom. He guides you through the process in the video below, so you can build your own “room-camera,” too.
It’s not just Adobe who has decided to offer its apps for free during the coronavirus outbreak. To all of you in isolation, Serif is offering three months of the whole Affinity suite for free. This includes Affinity Photo, Publisher and Designer, and there are also discounts for everyone who decides to buy the apps after the three-month period.
Like I mentioned in one of my previous articles, online learning is one of the great ways to spend your time in self-isolation. More and more companies and individual creatives are unlocking their online courses, offering them for free to everyone stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. To make it easier for you, we put all of them in one place. So, here’s a list of online courses that you can access for free during the coronavirus crisis. There’s a bunch of them all over the web now, but we’ve focused on those related to photography and visual arts.
The coronavirus outbreak has put most of us in quarantine and left many people without work. To help all photographers affected by the situation, Professional Photographers of America has unlocked all of its online classes. For the next two weeks, you will be able to access over 1,100 PPA’s classes free of charge.