Becoming More Visual

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Hello and how are you all doing, if you like me, living on the Isle of Man we now have no new Covid-19 cases and life has more or less returned to normal.  I have to admit I did prefer the roads  slightly quieter but as an island we have done extremely well.  I am so proud of our achievements and hope the community spirit will continue.

On the other side of the camera for a change!

So today I am going to take about lockdown and how I managed and learnt living the new normal from March ( sounds like a lifetime ago doesn’t it!).

From week one I worked remotely with visiting the office twice a week.  No more daily commutes  and my life existing from bedroom to dinning room table to log on to work.

I have to be honest and admit it was a bit of a roller coaster at times, some highs with some lows and actually forgetting what day it was became the new normal, did you feel the same?

Weekly House Party or FaceTime catch up with friends (usually on a Friday evening & full of wine) added some much needed laughter and just time to catch up.

When most people went shopping they feared running out of loo rolls, pasta and flour, no not us, we went straight to the alcohol aisle to ensure we never ran out of our favourite tipples.  Daily activities consisted of early morning walks to socially distance from people, now clocking in an average of 10k steps before breakfast!!! It cleared the head and pressed my re-set button daily.

I love my Nikon camera, to be honest I have never tried anything else!

So during my down time I invested in myself and my photography business, I had so much time to plan, all of my shoots were obviously cancelled and I am not in the process of re-booking and adding extra studio days.

Having the time to learn more about my craft & to evaluate myself, gave me endless confidence in myself, steering the business in the right direction.  In addition to this I had the time to ‘Pay It Forward’ for some local businesses which was great fun.

I enjoyed the pause but not the uncertainty, the daily conus updates on the radio filled me with dread and fear, over time our news became more positive and encouraging.

So here I am and time to be on the other side of the camera and putting my face, personality to the name. It is time to be more visual in my business and brand.  How did it feel to be on the other side of the camera? Different to what I expected, but great fun with lots of stupid face pulling and laughter.

As I become more visual I needed some newer shots of myself, so we opted for the beautiful Silverdale Glen.  It is one of my favourite childhood places to visit.

I know lockdown for some has been such a challenging period of time and yes, it has had some negative affects on us all. I think we all need to be more patient with one another and most importantly kinder.

I can’t wait to share more with you from the forthcoming portrait days.

Until next time, stay well, stay happy & stay safe… Jason x

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