Simple Object Photography at Home

Creative Project

Challenge yourself: Orchids Addition

Sometimes the best way to keep cabin fever away in our cold winters, where going outside to take photos is not particularly exciting, is to get extra creative in your dwellings with what you have.

This is a super simple photography exercise you can do at home and will be very familiar to anyone who has taken photography classes.

Pick out an object around your house, my choice was a pink orchid plant in a white vase, and find unique and creative ways to photograph it in your home.

That’s pretty much it! Treat that object like your model for the hour/half-day/day/whatever and pick out different types of lighting and backgrounds to mix it up.

Now, if you are like me, you have pets at home that just simply must get involved. You may not have noticed, but my bengal kitten (Ella) made a great and subtly warm background for the first image below. She thought she was ruining my shot, but I improvised and made it work!

Don’t ever forget - as fun as it is to go find somewhere NEW to photograph (that next trip, that next big photo project, etc…), there is creativity around every corner, and you can create it out of nothing (sort of ).

What fun and creative photo (or art) projects do you do in the winter to keep your mind busy? Comment below!

Photobomb by kitten

Photobomb by kitten

Black background

Black background

Blue background

Blue background

Vertical on black

Vertical on black

Detail on black

Detail on black

Wood table shadow

Wood table shadow

Still life on end table

Still life on end table

Still life by wood and thread art

Still life by wood and thread art

Growing through threads

Growing through threads

 

 


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Nicholas Klein

Founder and visual artist, specializing in all aspects of a businesses presence from imagery and video to graphics and web. A graduate of IPFW with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concentration Photography as well as an Associates Degree in Business. His personal photography works are focused on landscape, travel, and aerial photography.

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