Doncaster photographer shares tips on how to take beautiful photos at home

A creative outlet can help to reduce stress says a Doncaster key worker with a passion for photography.

By Laura Andrew
Thursday, 9th April 2020, 5:00 pm

Joe Poskitt, aged 22, from Kirk Sandall is a keen photographer and is encouraging others to pick up a camera and get snapping to help your mental health.

He said: “As it is so important that we limit our activity outside of our homes, I have been using my daily walk to take photos, capturing nature around Kirk Sandall and the streets near my house.

“I have also been finding photo opportunities inside the home and shooting wildlife in my garden.

Blue Tit in the garden by Joe Poskitt

“Now more than ever finding a new hobby is crucial for your mental health.

“Whether that be photography or any other hobby it will really help you to focus in these uncertain times.”

Joe is currently working on an isolation series that aims to capture life in lock-down.

For many first time photographers, the hobby can seem daunting.

Blossom flowers by Joe Poskitt

“I’d say that the best tip is to use the time wisely and to get to know your camera,” he said.

“Start off by taking photos of the people in your household or go into your garden and just try to enjoy it.

“I always tell myself that the only person I need to please with my photography is myself.”

Joe suggests starting off with flat lays, pets, relatives and the garden.

Garden flower by Joe Poskitt.

He said: “Gardens are perfect for nature and wildlife photography.

“I always try to use natural light and shoot how that light sits on different surfaces and affects different objects.”

Joe is a delivery driver and exceptionally busy during the pandemic.

He said: “Being a key worker during this crisis means that I do not have much time to focus on my photography at the minute.

“I use my photography to distract myself from the pandemic.

“I use my evenings once I am home to focus on my photography and try to make sure that I stay creative whilst being a key worker as It helps me with the stress.”

Joe started taking photos in 2016 but has found a passion for the craft and now has his own photography account on Instagram.

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