How to Set up a Photoshoot at Home on a Budget

With many of us in isolation and with limited space, you might need to get creative when it comes to shooting photographs at home. If you need some ideas for how to get started, check out this short video which shows you how to put a shower curtain to really good use.

The guys from Mango Street create some fantastic content for those relatively new to photography and this is no exception. As they are keen to acknowledge, neither of them are models and this project is a nice reminder that posing in front of a camera isn’t necessarily that easy. Even if your modeling prowess isn’t up to scratch, setting this up looks fun and you might pick up some skills along the way.

A few bonus tips for you: light from the window can be perfect, but direct sunlight can be too harsh. If you're encountering some brutal shadows, don’t forget that you can always head online and pick up some sheer curtains to help diffuse the light which will help make the photographs of your model more flattering.

Secondly, if you’re struggling with the smoothness of your shower curtain or bedsheet, don’t forget to check out this tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect on how to remove wrinkles from backdrops. Mango Street has some tips towards the end of the video to get you started with tidying it up, by Dinda takes it to the next level. And don't forget, if Photoshop is too expensive, right now you can try Affinity Photo for free for three months.

If you have any other tips, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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