Social media is an important aspect of most of our lives nowadays, and being stuck at home for God knows how long is definitely not something you want to hear when you rely on your social profiles in order to grow. Having a blog and having to put content out there without leaving your house can be pretty hard. Instead of going outside and find a cute place to shoot, you are literally in the same spot for weeks, we need to get creative.
That is why I have decided to share with you how I take my blog/Instagram pictures in my house and how you can too! I have seen a few other bloggers posting about this because let’s be real, we are all on the same boat. You may be able to take on some great tips from them as well so as soon as they post them I will be linking them in my blog so you can go and check them out.
- Scout for interesting corners. As it is your home, you may have passed on some great photo opportunities just because you don’t normally see it as your shooting space. I always knew my apartment had this stunning big doors as it is an old building but I never realized how cool they look photographed. I have had this photo opportunity all these years and have never thought of it. Your place may have different aspects that makes it unique and interesting, or maybe you have the cutest corner super well decorated and it looks great too. It’s all about looking for it. Even pictures on basic places like your sofa, you probably haven’t taken pictures using it as background or prop because you have options outside of the house, but now… why not?
- Lighting. This can be a bit hard if you have an interior apartment or one with natural lighting in specific times of the day, but don’t worry. You can play around with sunlight, curtains, shades… Don’t be scared of taking darker pictures, they can create a moody vibe or a more intimate one. It is all about trying it out.
- The previous point can be easily adjusted if you know your camera settings. A lot of us do not really know our settings 100%. Yes, we know how to take pictures and that is about it but take this time of self-isolation to get to know your camera a bit better. I am guilty of this myself, I usually just shoot on automatic as it is the easiest, I just need to adjust brightness, colors… basic things really. Now that I have got to know the settings, all the pictures taken were on manual mode on a very dark and sunless day, so everything was adjusted manually and they did not turn out that awful. Practice makes perfect my friends.
- Play around. You have one thing in your favor, it is literally YOUR house, play with items, shapes, shadows, light… Your place is your playground. Don’t be scared of getting creative, there’s nothing to lose on trying different things! Use sheets as a backdrop so it looks like a studio, use blank walls or accent walls to create something unique, seriously, be open to different options.
- The tripod is your best friend. If you don’t have a tripod… you don’t really need to worry either, you can use books, DVD’s or anything you can come up to. If you have the remote shoot option on your camera even better as you can shoot further shots without having to click shoot and run into position every single time.
As we all in the blogging community are facing the same struggles creating content for our posts, I will be sharing different indoors picture tips some of my fellow bloggers have written so you can pile on them and get inspired to create new content, either if it is for your own blog, social media, or for personal use! 🙂