Stuck Inside?Indoor Photo Ideas Save the Day

Non-stop snow have you stranded indoors? Or maybe the flu has you quarantined?

Either way, keep hold of your camera ’cause there’s tons of cool stuff to photograph right there under your own roof!

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got ideas to help you get the ball rolling, from shadows on the wall to everything macro. Together we’ll prove that there’s no need to go far for a great shot. It’s right around the corner. Literally!

4 Ideas For Stuck-At-Home Photos

1. Everything Macro

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Does it feel like you’ve already photographed all the photo-worthy items in your home? Enter the world of macro and those familiar things will suddenly look brand new!

What to do:

Turn your cam’s dial to the flower, or snap the Easy Macro Cell Lens Band onto your phone (we’ve also got a macro lens in our Phone Lens Set).

Get close to everyday objects like plants or fuzzy blankets and capture all that terrific textural magic.

Also try…

Getting inches away from a clear glass of soda. Hone in on the carbonation bubbles and your shot will look like it was taken on some otherworldly deep sea dive.

2. Your Favorite Room (and all its parts)

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Think about your favorite spot in the house. Why is it your favorite? Wait, don’t tell us the reasons. Photograph them instead!

What to do:

Pay close attention to all the little details in your favorite room and photograph each of them: that pillow on the bed, that book on the desk, that vase of flowers on the window sill, etc. Leave nothing out!

Also try…

Taking all those photos and creating a cozy collage using sites like PicMonkey or apps like Pic Collage. Print and hang it up in your room (maybe a big ol’ engineer print tickles your fancy?). Meta-tastic!

3. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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You’re home all day and you gotta eat. So why not turn all those meals into primo photo subjects?

What to do:

Photo your breakfast, dinner, and every meal/snack in between! Take quick snapshots before you dine, or pretty up your meals for a profesh-looking photo shoot. You can make even the simplest of foods look straight out of a fancy schmancy cookbook.

Also try…

Checking out our tips for taking Flavorful Food Photos. We’ll help get your creative juices flowing and your viewers’ stomach growling.

4. Sunlight and Shadows

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Sunlight does beautiful things in your home! It streams in through windows and decorates walls and floors in pretty dapples. What a photo op!

What to do:

Walk around your home and photograph all the bits of sunlit surfaces. You may be amazed at some of the light-shapes and patterns you find.

Also try…

Picking a specific spot in your home and photographing it several times throughout the day to document how the light changes from sunrise to sunset.

Taking it further

 

  • Photograph fairy dust. At the right angle you can see and photograph floating dust as it moves through patches of sunlight. How pretty!
  • Put a drinking glass full of water on your window sill. What do you see reflected in the glass/liquid? Trees? The sky? Try different angles and snap away.
  • Turn your room into a giant walk-in camera. Not sure how? We have a whole article on it!
  • You can also make a studio out of the small spaces in your home with these 5 tips.