I know this may sound crazy to some of you but at times I don’t mind the hotel life. What’s there to do besides sleep, eat, and go out and enjoy the reason why you’re there? You can relax and not worry about multitasking at home.
I was in San Antonio TX weekend before last. The first evening I was there I was watching TV, catching up on some reading on the iPad and charging the camera batteries. Out of nowhere I stopped and looked around the room, mainly at the desk where I was sitting. For the next two to three days my life was based from what was in the room and/or desk. Funny how I can survive on what’s in my hotel room and when I’m at home I have lots of stuff that I think I really need.
You don’t have to go far to find something to photograph because it’s right there in front of you (something I tell myself all the time). At this moment I grabbed my camera and lens (yes only had one) and began to document my hotel life. I know I know it still sounds crazy but it’s a good thing. Why? I’m documenting a place that I would never think of. I’m also giving myself a chance to work on parts of my photography such as depth of field or higher ISO. And as always tell a story. So if you’re ever in a slump and want to shoot NOW without going anywhere, create a project of the surroundings that you’re in.
Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro2, and XF 27mm F2.8 lens.
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