For those of you who love to explore and capture new places, unfortunately, due to the uncertain times we are currently in, it can be tricky to find the right sort of inspiration. You may have already concluded that this time at home feels like more of a wasted photographic opportunity. However, all is not lost! We here at Easyframe have mulled this one over and have found that this extended time at home is the perfect opportunity to practice some existing skills in some new and creative ways. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to capture the most stunning photos in and around your home.
Whether you are currently with your friends, family, loved ones or even self-isolating on your own, portrait photography is always a great idea. You can play around with the lighting with opting for a well-lit space or choose something that has more of a sultry feel. Failing that, you can even get to grips with images that have more of a monochromatic theme to them. Once you have this nailed down, you can then think about what kind of props you want to feature in the background.
If you are indeed self-isolating on your own, what about putting yourself on the other side of the camera... "hello from the other side..!" Sorry, no more Adele quotes. Give self-portrait photography a try, you may find that you are really pleased with the results.
We have seen so many pet portraits recently and these are a fantastic way to put a smile on anyone's face. We love to see how creative some of our customers have gotten as there are so many different art mediums that you can use to capture your trusted companion. Try throwing treats in the air so you can capture lots of different expressions mid-shot. You can even play around with your homes environment by placing different props near them so that they appear like giants amongst smaller objects. Have a look around on Instagram and Facebook to see how many people around the world have captured their pets in different ways.
This is a fantastic concept that you can get really creative with. In simple terms, all you need to do is drop some ink into a body of water and stand back and look the magic happen. You can go one step further with this too by introducing different colours to see how they complement one another. Don't be afraid to use a dropper too as this will also give you more control as to what you are adding into the mix. To take it to a completely different level, see if you can find a reflective background around the house so that you can capture your masterpiece from different angles.
For those of you who find yourself thinking "what on earth is a flat lay"? In its simplest terms, a flat lay is a photograph of one or multiple objects on a surface taken from a birds eye view.
Although the idea may sound simple enough, you may find yourself scratching your head as some of the objects that you have put together may not suit one another. Placing objects to look aesthetically pleasing can be a timely process and with still life photography, you may find you have to make lots of tiny adjustments to get it right.
We have seen lots of different images around the web at how people have captured their outside surrounding through their front doors or windows. Think about all of the different times of the day that you can capture, with different timings, give different lightings and you'll be surprised with the beauty that you can capture if you look for it. You can even mix the timings together of one day by taking a photograph an hour and then putting them all together to make some sort of wonderful collage.
For those macro photography lovers amongst us, this one is definitely for you. This is one of the more simple ones from our list but equally as effective. Find a container that you can fill with water and drop some washing up liquid into it, gently stir and leave for 10 to 15 minutes before adding a few drops of cooking oil.
You'll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Now this one again is great for capturing stunning photographs, but don't worry, you don't need fancy lighting to get the job done! Did you know that the light from your smartphone is perfect for creating light traces? To get the correct lighting, you will first need to set your camera settings to ISO to 100, f/16 and a shutter speed of 30 seconds and then the rest is up to you. This part is totally subjective so you can adjust it accordingly to capture the right image.
We are really interested to see what you can come up with, so don't hesitate to send us your creations so what we can share them on our social media!
Any good framers will be able to show you a vast range of different solutions and advise on what might be the most suitable given the work and its proposed location. For information on how to hang your perfectly framed picture we have put together a simple guide.
You can contact EasyFrame on 01234 856 501 and / or sales@EasyFrame.co.uk and they'll always chat even if you don't want to buy!
Article Posted: 27/05/2020 07:09:37