The Holy Week is a big domestic tourism activity in the Philippines. Most of my countrymen, those working and residing in Metro Manila, are flocking to the provinces. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are official non-working holidays so it’s a long weekend. You’ll find beaches and resorts filled with people. And how about JJ? Much as I would like to spend some time outside, I’m stuck at home finishing off some online work. If you’re like me, don’t fret. There are lots of photographic subjects right inside your house.
The team at BetterPhotography.com has this article Photographic Wonders Inside Your Home! which offers some tips on how to capture subjects and what to look out for. Article author Rachelle Jobard offers the following:
1. Give Thought to Your Composition
2. Explore Vantage Points
3. Focus on Your Favourite Things
4. Play with Light and Shadows
5. Every Room in Your Home has Photographic Opportunities
6. Highlight Details
7. Explore Small Corners
8. Take in Your Environment
9. Use Reflections and Illusions
10. Shoot Creative Compositions
11. Shoot Antiques and Old Things in B&W
If you think being stuck at home is a bore, read the article and be enlightened. In my recent post I mentioned that it is not always the grand and majestic subjects that make great photographs. We are not always afforded the opportunity to be in the great outdoors. But even ordinary subjects can make compelling images. It is in the power of the photographer to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. He just has to activate his photographic eye for “seeing” and dig deep into his knowledge of the technical and the creative to work his magic on visual imagery. Even inside his home.