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Jan 12, 2021 11:39:13   #
philo Loc: philo, ca
 
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:43:04   #
DWU2 Loc: Phoenix area
 
In my Lightroom catalog, there are about 40% fewer photos from 2020 than from 2019. There would be even fewer had I not turned to macro and composite projects.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:50:15   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Why wallow in it? Certainly doesn't make sense to me to dredge up and quantify the negatives caused by the panicdemic.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:52:08   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
philo wrote:
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.


Agree with you 100 Percent.My favorite place Chicago Botanical closed. Orchid show cancelled, etc

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Jan 12, 2021 11:52:45   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
philo wrote:
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.


Wild guess: maybe 35%
Staying at home and not having my Shooting partner
But I"m still doing some.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:01:09   #
Drip Dry McFleye
 
I certainly have taken a lot fewer images because there were not the usual family gatherings at the Holidays and we had to give up our fall travel plans. However! I did buy a new Nikon D850 and I have read two photography books that I bought some time ago but hadn't really gotten serious about. I also had some Christmas cards made with a couple of my images on them. The cards were a first for me and I was quite pleased with the results I got from MPIX. I also purchased Elements 2021 because my current version is too old to handle RAW images from the new D850.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:05:41   #
srt101fan
 
philo wrote:
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.


If you're interested in photographing, there is always something to be photographed.

If you're interested in photographing only specific subjects, you may or may not be limited by the pandemic.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:06:05   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
When you are restricted from your "normal" shooting interests, whether covid or injury or the weather, you can either think of new ways to challenge yourself or you can sit in your recliner and watch daytime television 😁

I was very fortunate to be introduced to a Facebook group called "Create 52" which gives you a theme a week. Some people shoot the theme more literally, while others get very creative. I found photo ops right around my apartment complex I'd have never dreamed of without the inspiration of these weekly themes.

Here is the 2021 list, if anyone is curious, and two of my favorites from 2020: refraction and "what's in your kitchen"


bubbles on Flickr


flamingo fantasy on Flickr

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(Download)

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Jan 12, 2021 12:09:38   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
Post processing tutorials from UHH users for more inspiration:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-645056-1.html

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Jan 12, 2021 12:24:05   #
Strodav Loc: Houston, Tx
 
Been pretty much closed off at home. I love to shoot wildlife / birds, but do not feel comfortable going to my normal wildlife refuges and parks. I'm doing some macro stuff, pets, birds at the feeder, and studying photography here at home. I have dropped off about 80%. On the bright side, my guitar skills have improved significantly.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:56:14   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
philo wrote:
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.


Same here. Have had to postpone RV travel indefinitely - hey at least I'm not spending a lot of money on travel . . .

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Jan 12, 2021 13:51:00   #
Ourspolair
 
quixdraw wrote:
Why wallow in it? Certainly doesn't make sense to me to dredge up and quantify the negatives caused by the panicdemic.


You started shooting film again? :)

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Jan 12, 2021 13:59:30   #
Ourspolair
 
I accepted the no-travel issue, spent lots of time sorting out old images and doing back-ups, downloaded lots of trial software (and evaluated it), refined my pp and re-edited images based on input from knowledgeable UHH members and explored the area that I am now living in. It probably did me more good than harm, since I was also able to save up for a new camera. That has started a new cycle of learning for me and is improving my technique. If not for Covid, I would have taken lots of photos while travelling, but the outcomes would probably not have been as good as they are now. I do look forward to the reduction of travel restrictions, however, since I am missing some of my friends.

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Jan 12, 2021 14:05:31   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
philo wrote:
What effect has the virus done to your photography?
It has cause me to have about 80% decrease compared to a year ago.
Many events that i would attend are no more.
My travel plans have be reduced to 0%.
My airbnb guest has been reduced to 0%.
Overall it has been a bummer.

Normal summer I take about 8000 pictures of whales. Plus other things. Last summer zero. Finally saw some whales from shore about ten days ago and got about six shots. No vacation either so a big zero there.
...Cam

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Jan 12, 2021 14:09:56   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
Forgot to mention. We are warm and dry and healthy. We can pay our bills and buy food. All our kids are healthy and employed. We have become mask experts. Many have it much worse. We got our first COVID shot last week with no hassle. Life is not all the pits.
...Cam

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