Well, we’re living in strange times, and I haven’t been able to get out and do my usual style of photography. Like everybody else, I’m practicing social distancing and staying home. Something positive that I can take from this experience is that I’m again finding myself stretching my photographic muscle by trying my hand at different categories of photography. If you follow me on Instagram (@KathyLibbyPhotos), you’ll have noticed that I’ve been playing.
The first image, in this post, is my spin on a self-portrait. I’ve gotten comments from people, on Facebook, who have never seen me in any of my pictures. LOL That’s pretty accurate. I don’t tend to put my image out there anywhere. I’ve noticed that people in the U.S. are more guarded than in other countries about having their picture taken, and I am included in that group. Why? Since in the future, I want to try to learn to take portraits and candid shots, I thought I can’t ask others to do what I’m not willing to do. So, there you go! My first attempt at a self-portrait.
I’ve been challenged to take an image that shows how my kitchen is the heart of my home. In the second photo, I decided to take a picture that shows my food--from garden to table. Since I am a vegetarian, you’ll notice that on the left side of the image, it shows my food growing—from carrots and green onions growing in water, to bok choy and an onion that are ready to be used. I followed this with my soup ingredients, and finally, on the right is my prepared meal.
I miss going out for landscapes, but I will say that I’ve enjoyed trying to make some different images. Since the quarantine, I’ve now tried Macro photography, Self-Portraits, Food photography and storytelling. Let me know what you think of these photos. Just leave me a comment.
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.