Halfway through 2020

Halfway through 2020

Time flies when you’re having fun. We’re almost halfway through 2020 already!
A lot of things happened since my last post in February though.
As you all know we went straight in a global crisis with the Coronavirus.
Suddenly, everybody was staying at home. People got sick and some of them died. Lockdowns and new regulations to beat this virus were suddenly there.
Now what? What could we do…..

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Halfway through 2020, COVID-19, CBR.nl

 

Consequences

The virus, hitting us like a bomb, made us fall back on ourselves.
For example all events, music, aviation, you name it were cancelled. For my work I need to visit customers but no, prohibited. We had to keep a 1,5-meter distance from other people all of a sudden.
More importantly, due to this regulation, I haven’t seen my parents since January. I was also not able to visit my brother who had a severe surgery due to cancer.  Then, it was also not possible to see my girlfriend Sylvia and her kids too!!
On the other hand, when it all happened, my Son was with me for a few weeks. That was a blessing for me.

Creativity

Under those circumstances, people were asked to take their responsibility which did lead to, I think, an amazing creativity boom. I mean creativity in every way thinkable.
So, because that’s where this site is about, photography changing as well.
It was not possible to go out into the streets or anything like that.
As we need to stay home, photography became a challenge too so creativity was required.

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Corona crisis creativity

In January, I found on Facebook an advertisement from ExperthPhotography about “Wow Factor Photography”.
I’m sure it had to be this way to find this advertisement.
Anyway, there were quite some nice courses to do on this site!

The “Wow Factor Photography” teaches you all kind of creative ways to extend your photography skills. It’s just fun to do it.
Also, it makes you look differently at photography as well. At least I did.

During writing this post I decided to get more in-depth information in Macro Photography.
I mean, I post quite a lot of photo’s as Macro but actually it’s not.
To put it in another way, it’s actually, most of the time, a close up with a Fujinon 100-400mm  or a Fujinon 50- 140mm zoom lens.
On the 50- 140 mm lens I used extension tubes, now and then, so that is macro in some way.

No, I like to get into the real Macro photography this time. Let’s see if ExpertPhotography can give me the requirements for that.

Anything else?

I mentioned that I might be re-arranging the site this year.
As said, I would like to do some more with the posted photos from the last 2 years.
Well, Halfway through 2020, I did. Have a look here and see for yourself.

A page with links to interesting sites with just information or photographer friends has been published as well.
Take a look here to find out about that!

You can also follow me on social media as I have already, and will, post pictures on a daily base.

In case something new comes up I’ll let you know with an update post.

Have a good one!!

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Author: Rense Sjoers

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