Stuck at home, here is some amazing and creative lockdown photography tips to click amazing and stunning images during lockdown.

We are in a situation, where the whole world is facing a serious problem of pandemic covid-19 , where the most of the country is under lockdown to combat the virus. At the same time, People are doing so many creative and funny things to keep themselves busy and its really a tough time for the photographers that they can not go on trip to click stunning photos. But no worry there is lockdown photography tips, where you can click photos at home.

Lockdown photography: 8 tips of photography at home

1. Abstract Photography

Abstract photography is a conceptual and experimental photography depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. You can go through the daily use things their pattern texture, shape, lightening effects, smoke etc.

You can also go creative and go for oil and water abstract photography, it need a small setup before you click, all you need is a transparent vessel or glass, oil of different color, lightening effect material, water and you will able to click these type of picture using oil and water.

2. Flat lay

flat lay is photo of objects arranged on a flat surface, captured from directly above. Some tips to make flat lay images look wow: –

  • Arrange the objects, maps, compass
  • Create color contrast
  • Make the texture and layer visible
  • Use plants and extra elements
  • Add antique to the frame
  • Add hands
  • And play with different colours

Try different texture elements to add character to a flat lay photography. Fur, cloth, metal, glass, wood, stone…. there are tons of options! Think out of box and place the things looks good. If you are adding a diary or notebook to the frame, try to write something or make attractive painting in it.

3. Long exposure/ Light Painting

Long exposure is game of managing the shutter speed. Light trails or long exposure is one of the best way to add wow factor in your urban photography. The moving lights of car, traffic, Trains, metros is a basic element of the city and town that add a  life to the picture. If possible you can capture traffic from the terrace and if not try it inside the room to click like these pictures. Try these photography from home during lockdown.

If You want to learn how to click light trails click on the link.

4. Story depict image

Every picture convey a message. But some picture are self explanatory in itself that does not need any explanation. These types of pictures have high potential to win a national competition and these images are also used in editorial in newspapers.

5. Shooting people

If you are a photographer, you are always asked to click portrait of your relative and friends, its an opportunity to make them happy by giving them best dp till date. Your brother and sister may helpful clicking some really good short if you are home. The things that keep in mind while clicking portraits are: –

  • Focus on the subject
  • Choosing the right lens
  • The background matters.
  • Getting the pose right
  • Take candid shots
  • Capture emotions and expressions

6. Low key Images

Low Key photography is one of the most challenging forms of photography, shooting dark-colored scenes, and emphasizing natural or artificial light only on specific areas in the frame. This photographic style is usually used to create a mysterious atmosphere, that only suggests various shapes, often graphic, letting the viewer experience the photograph through subjective interpretation and often implies painting objects or the human body with black non-toxic dyes or pigments.

Low key are the images that has  ability to holds and add drama and hard-hitting emotion within a shot. You need to capture image in low light and if you are having lenses with more aperture that usually kit lens has, so you have to bring your shutter down, then you might need tripod and you can also go for prime lens to have a flexibility of low aperture so that you click a sharp and grain free images.

Low key portrait
Low key portrait

7. Macro Photography

You might love to capture small creatures like ant, butterfly, flowers, hot wheels cars. You can click macro photography with your mobile phones also. Its advisable if you use macro lens, with dslr it will give you sharp and clear images.

ant macro photography
Ant macro photography

8. Creative Silhouette

Silhouette image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject. But here you have not enough space in home to click large thing like people shadow or tree or anything so, you need to create an art and craft like things of people, objects etc. as shown in images and then you will get really amazing creative silhouettes.

couple romance dance
Final Image after post processing

Things other than photography you can do:

  • Photo Editing
  • Read blog of your interest
  • Explore your camera settings
  • Observe the differences in images taken from different lens

Stay Safe, Stay Home, Happy Clicking,

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