Documenting your everyday at home

At first, your home might not seem like the best place to take pictures: low light, cluster, lack of room, etc. But it is really worth giving it a try because pictures taken at home are wonderful. They truly reflect our everyday. They don't have to be perfect, and that is ok :) 

Here are three tips to help you get started on taking pictures of your subject at home:

1. Use window light:

Getting direct light that falls on your subject is a terrific way to capture a great picture. Depending on the time of day and how much sunlight is coming in, you might have to filter your light through some curtains. If you don't have curtains, don't worry about it, direct hard light is quite interesting. Here are are few examples :

Documenting your everyday at home
Documenting your everyday at home

 

2. Frame your subject using doorways, corridors or windows:

Composition is very important and pleasing to the eye. At home, you can use the architecture of your rooms to add some interesting composition to your picture. 

 

3. If possible, turn off the lights:

Lights tend to add some unpleasant colors. Although this can be fixed in post-processing, I find it easier to turn off the light (especially during the day). Otherwise, I tend to edit my pictures in black and white if the colors are not very pleasant. Play with different settings (lights on or off) and seeing what happens :)

I hope this helps you getting started taking some pictures at home!