Since we’re all being asked to hang at home and practice social distancing because of COVID-19, I wanted to come up with some photography project ideas for moms who might want to use this time as a chance to grow their skills and document family life during this crazy time.
Take a self portrait. Set your camera up and call the kids over the snuggle. Don’t worry so much about what you’re able to capture. Just do it. Whatever you end up with you’ll be able to look back on this time and remember how things were, how you handled it, and what you guys did to fill the days.
Experiment with composition. Shoot through something. What are some things you can think of? A window. That would be a fun way to tell the story of how we were all quarantined. A toilet paper roll. And then you can remember all the hilarious memes. The door of your child’s dollhouse. Anything to give you an interesting perspective.
The Kids Were Here project. This is a photo project I’ve been thinking about starting. Do your kids leave their toys all over the place? I know Olivia does. I’ll find her pacifier in a drawer or a puzzle piece in the bathroom. Her blanket is always in the strangest place too. When you see things like that, document it. The key is to compose it in a way that’s interesting and tells a story. You might need to get down low to the ground or even stand up on something to capture a bird’s eye view.
A Day in the Life. This was included in my photo activities for kids, but is also a great idea for you as well. Capture life from your point of view. Where are the kids doing their school work? What’s your routine? How are you breaking up the day? Even the hard stuff too because there will be meltdowns. This is hard! Try taking video snippets too.