Working From Home

The ninth instalment of my #LivingInLockdown series: The world that we live in has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has touched everyone’s lives in one way or another. One of these many changes was to the way that most people work. The UK Government advised employers to enable their employees to work from home where possible in order to try to curb the spread of the virus. Since March 2020 a high percentage of the UK workforce has now moved to working from home.

Working from home has been a major change for many people, having to adapt to a completely new way of working. Have you joined the ranks of working from home? Some people love it, some people hate it, how have you adapted?

Since this journey began both my wife and I have been working from home, we have made some adjustments along the way to adapt to our new way of working. Mainly the move of our workspace away from the dining room table to one our spare rooms that we have converted into a office. It is important to have a defined workspace that is separate from your living space so although you may be working from home, your home remains home and not your workplace.

This pandemic and lockdowns may have brought many hardships, but for me working from home has not been one of them. I quite enjoy working from home, it allows me to get on with work with less distractions from my team. Maybe it’s because I’m a little socially awkward that I enjoy the space on my own to work, while still being part of a team. The increased frequency of coffee runs, a more relaxed work atmosphere, and more flexible working hours and definitely created a better work / life balance.

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Darryn

For ages Darryn has been wanting me to do shots of him and since I have no shots of guys in my portfolio I thought why not.  Anyway eventually we both managed to find some time when we were both free to do a shoot.

The shoot was a laugh, as it was always going to be with Darryn, he’s not exactly camera shy. Also did some shots of Darryn with his friend Robyn and Gemma, which I’m sure I will upload later when I get around to working on them.

I’m quite pleased with what I have achieved with these shots. Think I’m happier with the monochrome shots than the ones in colour that I did. Wasn’t my best idea to get Darryn to wear a white shirt when we were shooting against a white background, oh well lesson learned.

James John Clifton-Sprigg

I did my first “baby” shoot the other week, one of my work friends wanted some photos of their new baby son (James John Clifton-Sprigg) who is only a few months old.I thought it would be a good opportunity to add something different to my portfolio.

Baby photography can be difficult because it really is about capturing the moment, you rarely get a second chances to retake a shot with very young children. I was very lucky that James was so good he pretty much just posed and didn’t seem too fussed about the camera flashing away at him.

I managed to get some nice indoor shots of him, but also did some outside with his parents to get a few good family shots.

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