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10 Creative DIY Photo IDEAS when Stuck at Home (video)

In this video from Nicolas Doretti, he gives you 10 creative DIY photo ideas for when you are stuck at home. They are fun, interesting, and best of all, they may teach you some new techniques you hadn’t thought to try.

So try some of these ideas out, and share your results with us in the comments section!

10 Creative DIY Photo IDEAS when Stuck at Home

DIY photo idea – woman floating above a bed
  1. Use everyday props to play with the light while making portraits. Play with colanders, cut shapes into cardboard, or use pieces of material to filter the window light or other artificial lighting.
  2. Use glass and ice as a foreground for some cool portraits.
  3. Use fairy lights for some great portrait effects, or if you have no model, just photograph the lights themselves and create bokeh.
  4. Do some food photography. Make a seamless DIY backdrop using a pillowcase or similar.
  5. Do some Ninja photos using oranges or similar. Cut them in half and use skewers to make them look like they are floating. Photograph yourself making a Ninja move, so it looks like you have just cut it in half. Or, if you don’t want to be in the photo, simply make them look like they are floating.
  6. Duplicate yourself in photos by placing your camera on a tripod and taking multiple photos of yourself in different positions. Then composite the photos together in a program such as Photoshop by using Layer Masks.
  7. Try levitation photography. Use masks again to remove your chair (or whatever you have used to make it look like you or the person you are photographing are levitating).
  8. Try some birds eye photography by attaching your phone to the ceiling and taking some shots of the room below.
  9. Make some cool lighting effects using reflections! Or shoot using objects that refract or diffract the light, such as reading glasses, crystal, drinking glasses, CDs, or knives.
  10. Create your own neon background. Do a search for colorful or neon backgrounds, and place the image on your TV or screen. Then photograph your subject in front of it.
DIY photo idea – multiple images of same person in one composition
DIY photo idea – photograph of woman with interesting lighting
10 Creative DIY Photo IDEAS when Stuck at Home (video)

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Caz Nowaczyk
Caz Nowaczyk

– the dPS Managing Editor, lives in Wollongong, Australia and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer in her business, Exposure Arts and Media, for 15 years. Her background extends to Digital Content Management, and Editorial Design. In her spare time, she composes music as Dreamgirl and the Motorist. Since the age of 12, she knew she would be a photographer – the other stuff came as a surprise!