Wednesday, 10 June 2020

How Lockdown Has Changed My Content for the Better


It's been a whirlwind couple of months in lockdown, where time seems to have sped by and gone really slowly all at the same time. It's very confusing that's for sure! When we first went into lockdown I was really worried about what I was going to do for Instagram content. Most of my work has always been centred either around travel or around pretty locations in London, but now I wasn't able to go to either. I was stuck in our little house in the middle of nowhere with no idea what I was going to create.



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But then, as if by magic, inspiration started to come from everywhere. I began to notice locations that in the four years of living here, I'd never even taken a second glance at. I found appreciate for small patches of flowers, for trees and for the spring blooms. Everywhere I looked, I found new places to shoot content, places that had always been there, but I had been blind to. 

My content for sure has changed because of this. I'm willing to try more creative concepts, more close up shots and nature based looks. I've even been trying my hand at IGTV which I've been loving as well! But I have to say, I am so happy with it. Before lockdown, I was starting to feel quite exhausted with my London content. It felt like there were now so many people doing the same thing in the same locations that nothing I did was really original like it used to be. But once we entered lockdown, I was forced to step outside my comfort zone, and I'm so pleased with the results. 

Looking at my feed a couple months ago and then looking at it now, I can definitely see the difference, but it's a good difference and I think what I am creating now really showcases what I can do and my personality. And it seems that people are enjoying it too, which definitely makes me happy! I finally feel like I'm happy with my content, even though it's different. 

For example, these photos in this blog post were taken on the side of the road in a patch of daisies. I'm sure these daisies are there every year, but as I was driving past the other day I noticed them and headed there for a shoot that same day, something I would have never done before. They ended up being some of my favourite photos I've ever taken! 

I've learnt that creativity and inspiration really can come from anywhere and I have a lot more to me than I ever thought was possible. 

Has lockdown affected your creativity in any way, for better or worse? x


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