Covid19 – a term, rising memories to the pest epidemics from the medieval ages, where town became nearly deserted.
The current pandemic is kind of worse. An epidemic is limited to a certain region. A pandemic, instead, is worldwide. Here in Europe, the pandemic started end of February, that’s more than half a year ago. In the beginning, our government ordered us to stay at home. Only the most necessary or essential leaves were allowed. We were ordered to go into lockdown.
You know, I’m meeting with other photographers once a month for our monthly roundtable. Certainly, this wasn’t allowed. So, we had to start something else. We needed to become creative for coping with the new situation. Tina Shell asks this week for the Lens-Artists Challenge to show such creative ideas. Here is our (my) answer.
Instead of meeting in a certain location and doing our photo-walk as usual (the location is always negotiated online in the week before the meeting), we met online in a conference call for talking about 2,5 hours. To have a relation to our normal main topic (photography) I had a special idea. I own a deck of inspiring cards. Each of these cards has a special idea and is meant to train creativity in photography. This time, I picked one card for each participant in advance of the meeting and sent a photo of the card to them. One week, each of us had to think about the content and find a solution for presenting up to 5 images during the meeting. It was a great success!
My topic was: backlit (others were: hot, cold, yellow, from below, from above, from behind, blue)
Here are my results:
All of these are photographs! During raw development, I only adjusted the lights and the darks slightly and did some post-sharping.
20 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #110 – “creativity in the time of COVID19””
Gorgeous shots, especially the lovely macro sots of flowers!
thank you so much, Teresa 🙂
Oh my goodness Andre, these are FABULOUS and what a wonderfully creative way to stay connected!! We are doing a similar thing here in our photography club. We’ve invited several professional photographers (most all struggling since their tours and classes had been cancelled) to join us on zoom calls for our monthly meetings. In between our members are doing classes for our members each week. It’s kept us connected and inspired and helped the pros a bit as we pay them a stipend. Where on earth did you get the deck of cards? I definitely need to get one for our group!!!
Thank you so much, Tina. I got the cards by the creator for writing a review about two years ago. You can find the review in my German blog (https://www.krajnik.de/blog/2018/06/15/produkttest-inspirationskarten-fuer-fotografen/) as well as a second post about using a card in real life as an example (https://www.krajnik.de/blog/2018/06/16/produkttest-inspirationskarten-fuer-fotografen-in-der-anwendung/). Sorry, both posts are written in German, but maybe Google translator helps to understand them. If you want to, I can pick one card for you for your next monthly meeting.
Beautiful and creative images, Andre. What a great idea. Looking forward to our Monochromia zoom for inspiration. 😀
thank you so much, Jane, I’m really feeling flattered. I’m also looking forward to our conference call / online meeting 😊
Oh… I love this series. Incredibly beautiful and creative!
Thank you so much, Amy
Wow. That’s CREATIVE! Well done.
thank you so much, John 😊
Simply fabulous! The moss is my favorite if I have to choose – bit the series is so beautiful. I do wish I had that deck of cards!
thanks, Leya. Did you check my posts in my German blog? Maybe you can get it from Ama******
I’ll check it out! Thank you!
Suddenly – I cannot find your German blog?
I just posted the relevant links here in the comments. I got the cards by the creator for writing a review about two years ago. You can find the review in my German blog (https://www.krajnik.de/blog/2018/06/15/produkttest-inspirationskarten-fuer-fotografen/) as well as a second post about using a card in real life as an example (https://www.krajnik.de/blog/2018/06/16/produkttest-inspirationskarten-fuer-fotografen-in-der-anwendung/). Sorry, both posts are written in German, but maybe Google translator helps to understand them.
Tank you so much!
No problem 😊
Super images .. loads of colour! 🙂
😊 thank you so much, Julie