Right now it’s tough finding motivation or inspiration when we are all at home. However, you can get super creative while taking photos at home with props that i’m sure you have lying around!
Props are key to any great photo, they provide depth, interest and a focus. I listed fun prop ideas that you can find around the house and you will be able to produce some really cool content.
As a travel content creator I rely on my trips to create new content to share on my platforms. Now I have to find new ways to get artistic with photography! I want to share with you some fun ideas to take photos at home and hope it leaves you feeling more inspired!
Props Ideas You Can Use:
- Sheer drape or clothing item
- Top with holes or decorative pattern
- Medium sized mirror
- Paint brushes and canvases
I think you get the idea from the props I listed above that you can literally use ANYTHING. Try out different angles in your house, move furniture around, play around with lights and shadows to find the best shots.
Tip: Edit your photos with the free Lightroom app, I’ve used it for 2 years and it’s amazing!
Examples of Photos at Home
If you have access to a garden area on your balcony or backyard then you can use evergreen trees are your background. Alternatively use a flower bush/tree as a background. I stepped into the leaves and had them frame my face and body for a more interesting shot. Grab a few leaves on the ground and hold it in front of the lens to create a frame for yourself like I did in the second photo.
Playing around with a mirror is a little tricky but once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless. I found an old mirror about the size of a piece of paper to use. I suggest using a large mirror because it’s easier to fit yourself in the frame. The first one I bent over the mirror and let me hair fly. The second photo I sat on my porch steps and took a photo of my reflection and love how it turned out! There are endless options with a mirror, you just have to get creative!
Playing around with shadow and light is fun and there are endless possibilities for photos at home. For these photos I used a patterned top and held it up to the light. Pick a top or really anything with medium sized holes to achieve a pretty pattern on your skin.
Tip: This photo works best if you are outside on a clear day. However it can definitely be done by a window that lets in lots of natural light.
Take some photos on your bed and get a little creative with your angles. I recently renovated my room and added a wooden headboard plus hanging shelves. Make your backdrop interesting with shelves, art work, plants etc. If you have a plain room than use a bunch of props on your bed to make your photos more interesting like hats, mugs, magazines, food etc.
If you have paints, brushes, canvases and artwork in your house then you can make a cool art studio! I have been painting for years so I had all these materials laying around. If you have limited supplies then your set up can be more simple with a few pieces of art work, paint brushes and paints scattered on the floor. You really can’t go wrong when creating an art studio, there’s also lots of cool setups on Pinterest if you need more inspo!
- Use a scrunchy and place it over your lens to create an out of focus circle around your portraits
- Create pretty flat lays on your bed or blanket and place books, glasses, a mug and flowers on top
- Lay down on the ground and place tiny flowers in your hair
- Create shadows on your face with blinds or cut out stencil shapes on paper
Looking for more ideas? I am sharing a lots of inspiration in my indoor photo ideas Pinterest board that you can follow!
I have been feeling super inspired these past 2 weeks and took a million photos at home. Hope you have enjoyed my photos at home and these have inspired you to take your own! Be creative and step out of your comfort zone!