At Home With Your Camera? Here Are Some Ideas for Indoor Photography


At home is where you feel most comfortable, so you'll probably be tempted to just laze around and catch up on your favorite series. Consider taking photos even when you're just staying in. Through the lens, we hope you'll find a new appreciation for things you often overlook and see your loved ones from a different perspective. Just don't forget to load your camera with a high ISO film and a reflector (a piece of white paper will do). Ambient lighting makes for a cozier feel, so eliminate the need for flash.

Credits: eileenir, valerikpunk & fufoo

Use Your Mirror

Taking straightforward self-portraits with your favorite camera is classic, but use mirrors creatively, too. Use it to bounce off light, to frame your subject, or for documenting a good hair day.

Credits: lalunexviii, thatsweston, newmandrew, iosunedegoni, aycnkrts & mariaclaratoresani

Find Beauty In Everyday Things

Capture the things unique to your home—a childhood toy, a special space where you spend time with your loved ones, a favorite shirt. More than just physical objects, they are reminders of a particular time of your life or a sweet remembrance of home.

Credits: refiksancar, mariaclaratoresani, polyerrata, littlemee, takedao0131, mantozauras & fufoo

Document Daily Activities

Spend quality time with your loved ones and take lovely photos while you're at it—casual, candid, and intimate.

Credits: systemdevice, maciej-w, gabyo, matthewpoburyny, newmandrew & icecold0degree

Pet Project

Let's be honest: pet photos are probably taking up space in your camera roll. They have endearing characteristics and are super cute, so it's just natural for us to keep snapping photos. Give your mobile phone a break and capture your pets on film for more charming photos!

Credits: therealmrblue, holyandre, npkishi, water-joy & alizkiraly

Perfect Your Portraits

Shooting portraits can be quite tricky because you need to master lighting techniques and find your subject's right angle. Practice taking portraits of your loved ones at home where they can be comfortable, compared to a stiff and intimidating studio setting. And without the standard studio lights, you'll be able to challenge yourself to shoot flattering photos in limited lighting.

Credits: matthewpoburyny, iunikoon, floralescano, newmandrew & why-yu

Sunlight and Shadows

Catch the sunlight in the morning or afternoon. Seek the perfect light in your home and capture how the sun hits the scene to cast shadows on your subject.

Credits: tanyaclarke, anastasiablansar, gabyo, libellule & mariaclaratoresani

Do you have any tips to add? Share your indoor photography ideas in the comments!

2020-03-24 #news #people #tutorials #indoor-photography


  1. crismiranda
    crismiranda ·

    Nice ideias!

  2. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·


  3. thatsweston
    thatsweston ·

    Thanks for using one of my photos to give some ideas :D (Spotted in the mirror category!)

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Shoot macro or close-ups of ordinary things around you! Or shoot your camera collection!

  5. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @thatsweston it's a lovely photo! and a clever way to use the mirror :)

  6. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @vicuna that's a good idea as well, time to dust off the collection :)

  7. tall_bastard
    tall_bastard ·

    I'm going to shoot some pet project <3

  8. zorki
    zorki ·

    Great ideas for the actual circumstances 👍

  9. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @tall_bastard pls upload them! we want to see :)

  10. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @zorki we all need a little distraction :)

  11. systemdevice
    systemdevice ·

    Thank you for the feature! :D

  12. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @systemdevice <3

  13. pearwoodphoto
    pearwoodphoto ·

    I like it. Thanks. Good ideas regardless of camera.

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