Creative inspiration abounds in the home, often simply hiding in plain sight. Take a closer look at the space you know so well and you'll be surprised - and inspired - by just how many subjects and scenarios you can explore creatively with your camera.
One of the best ways to get creative at home is to explore features on your camera that you might not have used before. The Canon EOS 90D, for example, has an intervalometer for time-lapses and focus stacking to help you create your sharpest images ever. Here are three indoor photo ideas to help inspire your creativity. They're great ways to sharpen your skills, learn new tricks with your camera, and even discover a new favourite area of photography.
We often see time-lapse videos of the sun setting over a dramatic urban landscape, but you can shoot just as compelling time-lapse videos in the comfort of your own home! The key to a good time-lapse is simply showing the viewer something from a new perspective. It could be something as simple as baking something and seeing it rise in the oven, as we've done here filming the making, baking and taking of fresh cookies.
A time-lapse condenses time-consuming tasks into a matter of seconds, making it ideal to film food preparation. Plan everything you need for the process, then lay out all your ingredients and implements on a flat surface, ready to begin.
Using a versatile lens like the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II enables you to zoom in or out to accommodate your scene, and its 25cm close-focusing distance means that you can get nose-to-nose with the action. Below are three more tips you can use to help you plan a simple, but compelling home time-lapse video.
Your camera will need to be stationary, which means mounting it on a tripod. A high-angle view will capture the action as it unfolds, and zooming the lens out to 18mm fits everything in frame. If the scene is a bit dark, use continuous light – even a table lamp will do – to brighten things up.