Staying Creative At Home – Activities To Increase Your Photography Skills

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The weather is turning cold and the days are getting shorter, so it’s harder to get outside and practice photography. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay creative at home – check out these unique activities that can help you hone your photography skills in the comfort of your own home.

1. Try Your Hand At Macro Photography

Macro photography can give you a new perspective on everyday objects in your home. Getting up close with a macro lens brings out hidden details and patterns, and creates unique shots that are sure to spur your creativity– especially with a little bit of editing!

2. Put Together A Video Tutorial

Creating video content is a great way to build your photography skills, and to share what you know with others. For example, you could put together a quick tutorial on how to use a particular Adobe Lightroom tool, about adjusting camera settings for nature photography, or for… just about anything else! 

3. Experiment With Portraiture

Even if you’re not going out too much, you can still capture some striking shots with portrait photography. You can easily put together a portrait studio in your home by hanging up a couple of sheets and using some professional-grade lights – and if you have no other subjects, you can shoot yourself using your camera’s timer.

4. Shoot Some Product Photographs

Product photography is a very desirable skill, and it can be a lot of fun to try to capture appealing photos of everyday products. You can shoot anything from your vacuum to your salt shaker, shampoo bottles, a space heater – you name it! Whether you capture “action shots” or set up a backdrop with professional lighting, you’ll have a blast, and you’ll be able to broaden your skills as a photographer.

5. Work With The Images You Already Have

If you’re a photographer, you’ve likely got thousands of photos on your computer or hard drive. Now is the perfect time to look through them and build up your editing skills! Get creative, and see how a little bit of editing can totally transform the look of a photo.

Have Fun At Home With These Photography Ideas! 

With these at-home photography ideas and a fast, versatile printer like the CP-M1A Easy Print, you can continue to build your skills as a photographer – even when you can’t venture into the great outdoors.