With the advent of the smart home, the internet of things and the ability to control our appliances, photographers are increasingly looking to capture the outdoors in their most intimate and personal way.
The latest trend to get a jump on that is to shoot outdoor in the comfort of your own home.
But how much privacy can you expect from a living room window that you’re not even sure you’re using?
This article is part of our ongoing series exploring the privacy implications of using your home as a studio.
To read more about the privacy concerns surrounding living rooms, check out our Privacy & Security article.
To see how to use your home effectively as a digital studio, check our tips on How to Set Your Studio as a Digital Studio and How to Use Your Home as a Studio in a Digital World article.
We’re all familiar with the idea of a home as an incubator for creative expression.
But what if your home is more than just a place to live?
It’s also a workspace.
It’s where you work on projects that you want to be able to show off and share, as well as a place where you collaborate with people from around the world.
With all the buzz around the growing trend of ‘digital nomads’, you may be wondering if you should even consider living as a nomad.
But the reality is, living as an ‘exotic’ person isn’t that far-fetched.
While living in a remote country, your home could become an ideal incubator, providing the perfect environment for creative collaboration.
For instance, consider the possibilities of living in an airbnb-style apartment with your favourite books and magazines, with all your work in a shared living room.
Or, living in the US, you could rent a space in London, New York or Berlin and have the entire world view of your work and the entire country’s digital landscape in your living room as well.
This concept is a far cry from a studio in a studio, but there are many examples of living as nomads that can benefit from being in a place like this.
We’ve featured a number of examples below.
With a range of different options, living nomads can achieve the most freedom and flexibility from home.
However, as you become more comfortable with the comfort and ease of living here, you’ll find it’s important to consider what it’s really like to live as a ‘living room’ photographer.
How to live nomad for lessWhen you live as an itinerant photographer, you may want to consider staying in the same town as your work.
This may be beneficial if you want a break from the busyness of city life.
But if you’re still working, you need to be in a location where you can be at your most productive, which may mean going to work from home, even when it’s cold outside.
This is where the benefits of living nomad become clear.
You’re free to travel to other places you want, and your work can be shared with the world wherever you go.
Living as a living-room photographer can be a great way to work and travel, but it also means you have the freedom to focus on the things that really matter most.
If you’re travelling abroad, there’s a chance you could be a ‘digital mule’.
Your photos could be seen by millions around the globe and you may not be able visit your family or friends for weeks or months at a time.
But your photos could still be seen, if you choose.
This may sound extreme, but if you live nomadic, you don’t have to worry about this.
As long as you’re doing work that is unique and you have a camera you use for your work, your work will still be available to the world in a timely manner.
This also means your photos will be available for others to use, even if you don