Photo Idea’s You Can Do At Home

Photo Idea’s You Can Do At Home

I’m a stay at home mum. I don’t have a lot of time to really go out and take photographs anymore and that’s probably the thing I miss the most since becoming a parent. Photography has been in my life almost 10 x the amount my babies have and whilst I absolutely wouldn’t change having them for the world, I’d like to be able to have a little bit more time to go traveling out and about, creating some beautiful photographs once again, that’s why I’ve constructed a list of photo idea’s you can do at home.

I also really enjoy taking them places with me but I don’t drive – and I have a massive amount of anxiety around learning to drive thanks to wonderful driving instructors- so really I’m constantly trying to look for things to photograph that are easy to do from home, or at least allow me to stay local.

Photo Idea’s You Can Do At Home

photo idea's you can do at home

Still Life;
Your home is absolutely full of objects that you can create a still life image from. Literally anything from an item of clothing, a piece of crockery from the kitchen or even a plant of sorts. Set up a space to take photographs of that object or keep it in it’s natural place, it’s entirely up to you. A good tip though, If you want that Rembrandt studio effect and you don’t have any studio lights, use a lamp. When I was first starting out in photography this is what I did, be sure to set your white balance setting in your camera to tungsten light for the best results.

Choose a colour;
Colours are all around us, indoors or outdoors, wherever we turn. I’m going to engage in my own challenge of a colour a day for a week and you can have a look at that here.

Street Photography;
You need to leave your house for this one to get the best results but you don’t need to go far, standing outside in your street and taking photographs is effective enough. If something takes your fancy on a walk around your area that take a photograph of it. Whilst there’s no laws about photographing people on the street, be mindful that some people might not like it and ask for you to delete a photograph if they are in it.

Document your day;
whether you’re doing something or nothing, document it in the most quirky way you can. Really experiment with reflections and different points of view, focus on stripping it of colour and only doing it in a monochrome filter and just see what you come out with. You may love it, you may hate it but regardless it’s a learning curve either way.

Paint with light;
Wait for dark or create a dark room, grab yourself a torch of some kind, set your camera to a slow shutter speed and get creative. You can also do this with moving traffic and lights on the street. You can create some really awesome results with this project foundation.

Get Creative with food;

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