Photography has become a major part of our lives, especially with so many gadgets that help us click awe-striking pictures. Previously, only a handful of people with really good quality professional cameras were the only ones who could get high resolution pictures. Now the situation has taken a turn & anybody with a smartphone is more than enough to click gorgeous snapshots. With the immense popularity of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. have further accelerated the fad for indoor photography to be uploaded to these platforms & garner praise.
There is an influx of photographs that are aesthetically pleasing & satisfying that we come across every day. They can be seen on social media platforms, blog posts and more while browsing the internet. So naturally even we are tempted to have an aesthetically appealing social media feed or a bunch of heartfelt pictures to remember these good times. Almost everyone has smart phones with decent cameras, but you also need to have a good eye for aesthetics. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, we are confined to our homes & this experience has filled us up with new ideas to make the most of the things inside the home for some great photographs.
Now, what do you understand by the term ‘indoor photography’? The term is pretty self-explanatory– pictures that are clicked indoors. These could be portraits, still life photographs, candid pictures and even fashion photoshoots! We have been using some of these tricks to get the indoor pictures right and we are more than eager to share these tips with you! Here are some of the tips that you can learn from & capture stunning indoor photographs.
Get the Lighting Right
It is a tricky process to get the lighting right, especially indoors because you’ll have to look for places that either have good lighting elements or have abundance of natural lighting. So the best you can do is pick sometime between around dusk or dawn, also known as the golden hour and make sure that you are in a well ventilated room. You could set your frame opposite the window, or any opening so that you’ll have the natural lighting falling on you. Finding the right spot will do wonders for you, and help you with getting pictures that won’t cast a shadow on your face!
Set Up a Background
If you take a deeper look, you will notice that most of the pictures that look good have a background that works well with the theme of that picture. Once you pick a theme, occasion, or outfit for indoor photography, think about the kind of background that you would like to have. If you want to emphasise on the subject alone, then opt for solid and symmetric backdrops like walls, doors or you could even tie up a bedsheet in the background and crop the extras. If you want the picture to tell a story, then you will have to find a background that adds value to your pictures.
Extra elements in a picture apart from the subject are a welcoming change. A lot of fashion photographs and portraits(1) have a few key elements that are placed in the frame. These elements could be anything, a plant, a vintage typewriter, lamps, a book or similar things. If you are shooting pictures for your blog, you can get some really good shots by adding a few elements that will make the picture stand out! You don’t have to explicitly go and buy stuff, make use of the things around you. Think of creative ways in which these elements could add an extra dimension to your pictures. Since you have readily available backgrounds for indoor photography, you can surely play around with elements and set ups.
Get Comfortable In Front of the Camera
This isn’t as easy as it seems. During indoor photography, we tend to click our own pictures with the help of a tripod or ask our friends or family to do it for us. Either way you need to get comfortable in front of the camera. Try practicing different poses while looking at the camera, click a few photos and see what needs to be changed & what can be improved. Start with poses that you are comfortable with then build on that, because nervousness can be caught on camera. Experiment with your looks & outfits. Don’t be afraid of looking silly or lose your inhibitions and just go ahead and pose as if nobody’s watching! You will end up with some really great captures and also a few candid ones even.
There is a lot more that you can do with indoor photography, you will learn new things once you start clicking more pictures. If you feel like there is a need for you to get your basics right, then start by enrolling yourself in a Photography course at Hamstech. A variety of photography courses are being offered for your convenience. So why wait? Join Now!