Nightclub Photography in the Time of the Coronavirus

Product Photography

SXSW was canceled. March Madness and other sporting events have been canceled. Schools are closing for a couple of weeks. Restrictions and bans have been placed on travel. Nightclubs and bars are also closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They're all being closed during this time to prevent lots of people from congregating into enclosed spaces where the coronavirus could be potentially passed on to many people especially since infected people may not necessarily be showing symptoms. People are now sheltering in place.

What can nightclub photographers do if they can't make pictures at nightclubs due to the closure? Nightclub photographers have to adapt and use their photography skills doing other types of photography. We have to do photography that does not involve people and photography that can be done at home while we're all sheltering in place.

One type of photography that could be done in the comfort of your own home and does not involve photographing people would be product photography.

Basic equipment needed for product photography:

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