Whether you've been staying safe working from home, or out working on the front lines, every single person has been affected by the recent upheaval that has spread throughout the world. Yes, I'm talking about COVID-19 - a new word that has sprouted many new words, like Bubbles, and Social Distancing. And one that has also sparked new friendships, more kindness and consideration, saying "how are you?" and "stay safe". And, dare I say it, some confusion too :)
It has also changed the business world quite dramatically - with online Zoom meetings (in your PJs - yes you know who you are!) instead of face to face meetings and conferences; and personal lives have been changed too - be it because weddings, and parties have had to be postponed, jobs have been lost, and sometimes new ventures have evolved out of the chaos.
I've recently updated my Corporate & Commercial images adding new ones to the mix, and I'll be offering some very special deals - so if you or someone you know is in business and would like some new images to launch (or maybe re-launch) your business, keep you eyes peeled over on my Facebook page!
So, how will your Life After... be? Me? I joined an online pub quiz that was launched the first week of lockdown - and has since gone all COVID-19 (i.e. viral) and has generated literally thousands of pounds for charities. Check Jay's quiz out here - it's great fun and a few of my friends get together via Zoom to join in.
I've also been very lucky to have got work at a local GP surgery whilst my planned events, parties, fairs, and fetes were all cancelled. I've managed to update my Mac, and looked at new and different ways of working in photography...
I've been busy behind the scenes answering enquiries about getting some new photos for people's businesses - from your standard business headshots, to the more modern environmental images - capturing business owners in the business environment; as well as photos for Open Days, business launches, and products.
You may also have seen on my facebook page that I have introduced a new addition to my Funtography Experience - the Post Box Selfie! And it's perfect for even the smaller intimate get togethers (like socially distanced garden parties!).
And I'm also concentrating on my design side of things, through Ivy Louise James Design - where I've re-focussed on creating more of what I love - photographic prints with a twist! Abstract images, and Blur Images, as well as my cushion cover designs. I've rejigged my products so that all images are now supplied as Aluminium Di-Bond prints - a lightweight "acrylic-style" frameless wall hanging that, unlike acrylic, is non-reflective and looks chic and stylish on any wall.
So, all things considered, the future looks bright - I hope it holds everything that is good and positive for you too!