The term ‘Quarantine’ has been introduced in a new way recently after the COVID-19 issue arises. In this pandemic time, many of the creative sectors are being affected and thus innovative ideas are being newly introduced with endless opportunities. But how? Well! In this article, we’ll share some of the most creative home photoshoot ideas to make your quarantine period more productive and charming. No doubt, it’s already been established as a new genre of photography in the present world.
So, let’s introduce you to some amazing photoshoot ideas while there is no way to go outside for capturing things you love.
Boredom haunts as the lockdown blues continue. But to make your day a little better, we are here with our quarantine photography ideas that are sure to lighten the mood for you camera-loving people. Starting off, we have food and beverage photography that is easily within the reach of most of you. There are an infinite amount of ways with which you can carry out this idea. Give a splash of life to your foods by setting up a creative background or simply macro-click the condensed jar of beverages you have. The goal for you is to have fun and to showcase your fun through your creative photography techniques.
If you are a nature-loving person whose soul is crying to be let out in the wild again, this idea is just for you. The only things you need are macro-lens and houseplants. It’s even better if you have a backyard full of greenery or a garden with potted plants on your balcony. Anything with a touch of nature that you may have in your home will do. Plants make great subjects for macro photographs. You can really get close-up shots and capture details and textures that a normal camera just can’t. Once you get into macro photography, you just can’t get enough of it.
Shadows can make or break your images. And as of recent, they hold a large significance over portrait photography ideas. One such self-portrait photography technique that people have been going crazy over is patterned shadow portrait. It works best near windows where you have access to natural sunshine. Other than that, to create the shadow patterns that are the main focus of our idea, you can use lace cloths, window bars, or paper cut-outs in different shapes. This technique looks great in both high and low light settings. You just have to make the patterned shadows fall in the perfect places on the subject’s body to create stunning results.
Although the mirrors on your wall cannot tell if you are the fairest of them all, they can certainly take your portraits to the next level. When it comes to home photography ideas, mirror portraits are the easiest technique that anybody can turn to. Be it your washroom mirror, your vanity mirror, or a simple hand mirror, any type of mirror will work as long as you have fun with your reflection. Water surfaces, or reflective utensils, and even window reflections can be used to create the mirror portrait we are talking about. Also, you can use some photoshop skills and turn your mirror reflections into alternate realities!
While stuck in quarantine, cranking out the old boxes filled with souvenirs of your childhood is the correct way to quench your thirst for nostalgia. Toys play a large part in your childhood. So, if you still have them with you, this is the best time to bring them out. As in-home photoshoots, toy photography can allow you the leeway to tell stories through your toys. Your toys can come to life through your images and live in the situation that you have created for them to live in. So, just get creative and have fun!
In earlier ages, if somebody saw a photograph where it seems that you are making an object levitate, you’d probably have a huge mob knocking at your door claiming that you’re a witch. But, times have luckily changed. You can openly flex with your photographs with just some photoshop skills on hand. All you need is a tripod, a small object, and yourself. First, click an image of yourself with your hands out. And then set the object on your tripod at an odd angle and capture its image. All you have to do next is use photoshop to clip the object and merge the clipping with the first image and adjust the tones to make it look as real as possible.
Bokeh is another great technique during the pandemic situation for executing home or indoor photoshoots. You only have to have Christmas lights or fairy lights within your reach to create stunning results. The Bokeh effect can add warmth and coziness to your images. So, if you are looking to create a heartwarming family portrait, or looking to click some romantic couple photos, bokeh is your answer. You just have to click your images from a distance in a low-light setting with manual focus so that the background blurs and makes the fairy lights in the back look like glowing orbs of color.
The aim of our photoshoot ideas is to make use of household things while you’re in quarantine. One thing that is available in most homes is curtains. So, if you have thin and flowy curtains hanging from your windows, this idea is just for you. You can use the wind or sunshine to your advantage here and create mesmerizing results. Natural lighting is also preferred for this method. All you need to do is to stand partially behind the curtains and click your image in a way that captures the motion of your curtains while still keeping the focus on yourself. Lastly, enhance your image with some editing and you will end up with jaw-dropping results.
To wrap up, seeing that aesthetic images are the current trend, we can tell you how to create one within the walls of your home. Motion blur is the technique where you can keep focusing on a moving object while the background blurs. You can get yourself some cool grungy or vintage images using reduced shutter speeds and ISO settings with smaller apertures and a bit of camera stabilization. Your goal is to set a timer and move in your desired motion in sync with your timer. You can also use neutral-density filters and use grain effects to add noise to your image, which will only add to the aesthetics that you want.
So, have fun and click away!