If you feel the urge to be creative, why not take a photo shoot at home? You don’t need a professional photo studio to take beautiful pictures.
Here are some creative photoshoot ideas and simple props that you can easily do at home with your camera or cell phone. Let’s jump in and get ready to shoot!
1. Create artistic photos with objects
Everything around you becomes a prop, from your favorite skin care products to art hanging on your walls. The idea is to use the seemingly mundane things around you as aesthetics.
Perhaps you can pick out some cute perfume bottles and a fur rug for this photo.For lighting, break a window or get a ring light. Then, as is often the case with photography, you move things (or yourself) until you get a picture you’re happy with.
2. Use a mirror
Mirrors can add an interesting element to your photos. Plus, mirror pictures are probably the easiest DIY photo shoot ideas you can do at home.
The trick is to find interesting or colorful elements and use them as the focal point of your photo. Correcting the angle of the mirror and the camera will help you take beautiful pictures.
3. Use wallpaper as background
If you have fun wallpaper at home, you can use it as a background. You can create outfits and color schemes that complement the colors of your wallpaper, or choose to blend in with the elements.
4. Don’t forget the backyard
A photo of you surrounded by backyard vegetation is a great aesthetic. You can use your garden or your favorite plants to create a rustic and cozy atmosphere.
5. Paper and magazine clippings
Remember when magazine posters were all the rage? Hang magazine posters on bare walls or use old newspapers to create a moody background.
6. Sheets work too
Another easy and creative photography idea is to use your bed sheets as a backdrop. Throw in crisp white bedsheets and watch your photos transform from bland to airy and bright.
7. Include plants and pets in your photos
Photos with plants and furry friends give off a warm charm. Choose outfits and props in neutral tones to create a classy, minimalist look.
8. Take a bath
Weirdly enough, the Internet is particularly popular for pictures of people in bathtubs. Now you can get creative. Get some water, bath bombs, or even milk, put some artificial flowers in it, and jump in the tub.
9. Show off your home decor
If you have a knack for home decorating, there’s no better time to show it off.
10. Eating and drinking aesthetics
Food and drink are always great photo subjects and don’t take too much effort. Shoot food and drink in natural light, create a color scheme, add fun props and you have an Instagram worthy photo!
11. Dress-up play
You are your best muse! Put on your makeup and unique clothes and get ready for your photoshoot. You can also spice things up with dramatic facial makeup and styled with retro outfits.
12. Use collectibles
If you have a collection of cool figurines, souvenirs, or other sentimental items, you can take great pictures with them. Experiment with interesting arrangements until you get a shot that tells the story you want to tell.
13. Recreate a spa day
Recreate a day of relaxing self-care with an at-home spa photo shoot. Grab your favorite skin care products and let him light a scented candle or two to create a moody scene.
14. Use views
If your apartment or house has a great view, it’s time to take advantage of it. The balcony area also makes a beautiful backdrop.
15. Get a foggy mirror selfie
Turn on the shower and wait for the steam to rise. Once the entire bathroom mirror is covered, take a picture of yourself behind the fog. This can result in an abstract and spooky photo.
More tips for DIY photo shoot ideas at home
Just because you’re doing a photo shoot at home doesn’t mean your photos don’t have to be boring. Here are some additional tips to make your photos stand out even more.
Photoshop is your friend
Photoshop can turn simple photos into interesting masterpieces. You can manipulate images, collage, or play with light and shadow effects.
With this software you can do a lot of editing. But if it’s a little too complicated, it’s easier to use PicsArt or Lightroom instead.
Experiment with creative lighting effects
Another great way to enhance your photo shoot is with props that create unique lighting effects.
Crawl under a knitted blanket and focus the light on yourself (or stay in the direction of your natural sunlight). To do this, you can also use lace fabric.
You can also adjust window blinds to create layered shadows. This creates an edgy image like this:
endless inspiration at home
Break your location restrictions, place and use items around the house. Photos don’t have to be perfect on the first, second, or third attempt.
Don’t give in to the temptation to delete all shots if they don’t live up to your expectations. Sleep on it and then try some edits to change the situation. You can also look to VSCO or Lightroom for cool presets that will take your photos from mediocre to bomb!