In a world of boundless inspiration, even the smallest things can be seen as a creative medium, so there are various ways to unleash the photographer in you. Here are 5 types of photography you can do from the comforts of your own home!
1. Golden Hour Photography
Golden hour conceptual shot by Ruslan Seradziuk, 123RF.
The magic of the golden hour trend has caught the attention of many with the beauty it brings, through the soft orange touches and golden tones. Capturing the perfect golden hour shot is achievable during the last hour before sunset and the first hour after sunrise.
To capture the true beauty of the golden hour, being ready 10-15 minutes ahead would be sufficient for the golden hour to come and go in a blink of an eye and it is important to already be on standby mode at the best angle you would want to shoot your shot.
Taking advantage of this hour would mean that it is advisable to constantly take as many shots as you can, this is because the light changes every second and to have a variety of shots to choose from is a chance not to be missed.
After shooting the golden hour, the blue hour is also a scenery not to be missed as the gloomy sky starts turning into deep blue, and it is a beautiful view to shoot both scenic shots as well as portraits.
City view during golden hour by fizkes, 123RF.
2. Food Photography
Delicious brunch flat lay by Kiian Oksana, 123RF.
While being stuck at home, discovering a new hobby is not surprising, and somehow spending time in the kitchen can be very therapeutic. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Have fun whipping up tasty creations and then take beautiful photos of them!
The key to creating the perfect home studio setup for food photography is through pairing colors and contrasting backgrounds. It all depends on the colors of the dish you’re photographing.
For instance, if you’re photographing a colorful smoothie bowl with vibrant toppings, it’s best to opt for a plain organic-looking beige background. But if you’re taking photos of some elegantly plated sushi, you can go for a sleek dark-colored backdrop.
It is important to have fun with food photography and to experiment angles which will compliment your shot and bring out the Martha Stewart in you!
Smoothie bowl flat lay by Liliya Kandrashevich, 123RF.
3. Fashion Photography
Fashionable shot of young female model by lightfieldstudios, 123RF.
Staying at home and not being able to wear that new pair of cute jeans you just bought can be a bit of a downer but why not have fun with it by doing some fashion photography? Even pictures on Vogue are being shot from home by famous models such as the Hadid Sisters and Kendall Jenner.
There are many types of fashion photography to explore such as runway, editorial, lookbook, and even high fashion photography for all you fashionistas out there to experiment with.
Unleash the supermodel in you, flaunt your signature look down your hallway and orchestrate your own mini photoshoot.
4. Lifestyle Photography
Bird’s-eye view of painter by lightfieldstudios, 123RF.
There is honestly not much to document when you are stuck at home but there are many things you can explore and document such as working out or even gardening. There is beauty in everything and playing around with lifestyle photography is an interesting hobby to take up during times like these.
Social media is filled with different types of lifestyle trends that inspire others to start doing what they have always wanted to and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a photoshoot?
It is important to be as natural as possible when wanting to achieve a great lifestyle shot, the key is to want to inspire others with captured moments while enjoying yourself doing what you love!
5. Portrait Photography
Portrait of a stylish woman by Svetlana Mandrikova, 123RF.
Do you want to up your Instagram selfie game? Well now you literally have the time to do so! Say goodbye to the classic handheld selfies and say hello to portrait photography.
Play around with makeup, pick a mood or theme and set up your own home studio. It is also important to mix and match a cute outfit that will help pull your shoot together.
The key element to achieving an aesthetic portrait shot is to have a designated theme and a background that will complement the subject of the shoot, be confident with your facial expressions and just have fun!
Make The Best with What You Have
Through times like this, it is entirely understandable to get restless, demotivated, feeling as though your creative juice is draining and it is totally valid. But do not let the negativity get the best of you, start exploring new ways to spark creativity and create!
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