12 Unique Home Photography Ideas
“Photography is the art of making memories tangible.”
– Destin Sparks
If you believe that pictures shot at home are boring, a simple object may make all the difference. Accessories may not only make your photographs more interesting, but they can also provide context to your photos and help you tell a narrative. There are several props that are inexpensive, simple to obtain, and may be extremely beneficial for home photoshoots. Here are some ideas for home photoshoots using props.
1. ADD SOME FLOWERS
When shooting photographs at home, flowers are one of the greatest accessories to utilise (and pretty much in every other situation). Adding flowers as a prop to a lifeless shot or a plain background is a fantastic way to add a splash of colour.
Flowers look beautiful in photographs, whether you’re holding a bouquet, filling a bathtub with them, scattering flowers about you, or taping them together to make a flower wall.
2. USE A MIRROR TO BE CREATIVE
Using a mirror as a prop, you may create some interesting photographs at home. To get an intriguing angle, simply play about with a mirror. It may also be used to make some interesting reflections. Even the most basic mirror may help you elevate your house photography to new heights.
3. EXPERIMENT WITH LIGHTS
When filming indoors, Xmas lights are a great accessory to employ.
To create a contrast between the natural chilly light of the space and the warm artificial lighting behind your model, hang some lights behind her. Take a few of the light bulbs and place them near the camera.
Fairy lights, especially battery-powered portable ones, are excellent photography props! When working with a wide aperture (small F/number, i.e. F/2.8), use them as a fast addition to the back or foreground of a photo to produce some gorgeous spheres of bokeh surrounding your subject.
Request that your model hold some of the lights near to her face to produce a lovely warm glow.
4. USE GLITTER OR PAINT
Using glitter or paint as another method to get creative when shooting at home is another option (for the sake of your skin I suggest using face pain). It’s a simple and enjoyable method to transform a plain portrait into a work of art.
You may blow glitter in the direction of the camera or cover your face and body with it when shooting with it. Although, once you’ve finished, this house photography concept may require some tidying up.
5. LOOK FOR SHADOWS
Look around your home for lovely shadows cast by commonplace items. Examine the light that enters your home at various times of the day for this. You may picture the item as well as its shadow, or you can only shoot the shadow on its own.
6….OR Create YOUR OWN SHADOWS
Another home photography idea: if you can’t locate any shadows, make your own. Simply cut different shapes out of paper and shine a phone flashlight or natural light through them. You may also utilise other household items to cast fascinating shadows on your face.
7. TAKE A PHOTO THROUGH LACE
Lace may also be used to produce lovely and distinctive shadows on your skin. Find a location with natural warm light and allow the lace shine through; it will make lovely patterns on your skin. Check out this lovely and reasonably priced lace tablecloth, which is ideal for this photograph.
8. BUILD A RAINBOW
Use a disc or a glass prism to produce stunning rainbow-like shadows. To generate multicolored flare and reflections, catch some light and reflect it towards your figure.
You’ll almost certainly have a spare CD lying around the home; just make sure it’s not your favourite. The iridescent characteristics of the disc’s underside make it an ideal photography prop for reflecting or distorting light as foreground bokeh. If you add a little water, it may even be used as a stand-alone subject.
9. CREATE A NEW BACKGROUND
You don’t have any Instagrammable walls in your house? Don’t worry, you can always make some unique backdrops out of everyday items. For an interior photography, use white bedsheets, newspapers, or colourful posters as a backdrop.
To make an intriguing backdrop, you may utilise Photoshop or several phone editing applications. Simply snap a picture in front of a simple wall and then alter the colour afterwards. Here’s a brief tutorial on how to alter the backdrop of a photo in Photoshop.
10. TAKE A PHOTO THROUGH A WINDOW
Shoot through a glass window or door to add depth to your interior photographs. It’s yet another method to get the dreamy romantic appearance. Focus manually while shooting through glass, and try to adjust your angle to eliminate reflections. When shooting through glass, employing a polarizing filter is the best approach to reduce reflections.
11. SPRAY BOTTLE
We discussed it previously in conjunction with the CD, but this isn’t a one-trick pony! A spray bottle packed with 90% water and 10% baby oil can give any topic a natural moist appearance that won’t evaporate right away.
It’s cool to use to make water drops on flowers, metals, glass, and mirrors. For varying consistency levels, adjust the water-to-oil ratio.
12. CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK
This one is more customizable depending on your hobbies, but the goal is the same – choose something that reflects you. Most of us have a prized object, and if it isn’t too large, why not use it as inspiration for your photography?
It might be a hidden detail that your viewers must discover, or a sequence of photos showing the object in various settings. In any case, it’s all about injecting your individuality into your picture and making it truly one-of-a-kind. A favorite book, hat, jacket, badge, drink, or scarf may be the item. Find out how intelligent and cunning you are.