A Photographer is considered an outdoor guy. The vast nature and its blossoming sceneries are always a photographer's domain. Natural light is an add-on for everyone who wishes to click scenic, high-quality photos.
Most of the photographers do only the backend works indoors, like editing, printing copies, uploading photos to their photography website, etc. Mostly they won't go for indoor shoots unless they are specialized in indoor photography. The major one among many reasons behind this is that indoor photography presents many challenges when put into action. But clicking photos professionally for your own business changes all the rules.
With the tips mentioned below, you can redefine the aspects and criteria of your photographic journey in a positive way.
Indoor Photography Tips for Better Photos.
Befriend your Camera.
Knowing your camera well enough to set the apt settings required for the capture is mandatory. The learning curve of a new camera setting can be tiring for a beginner. Still, if you master it with patience, it will pay off.
Light & Camera Settings.
When you use a wide aperture, your depth of field will be shallow. So your subject will be in focus, while your background is left soft and blurry. This adds a beautiful effect to portraits and product shots.
A backdrop will help catch the light and bounce it back on your subject. A lightbox will create a similar effect as the backdrop, but it will help control the light even more. In a small space, a backdrop can serve a double purpose. It will control light and create act as a barrier to background clutter. It can help make a small space more workable.
Utilize available natural light well.
Place your subject a foot or two away from the light source. This way you’ll make the best use of the natural light, and avoid the harsh contracts that can be created by being too close to the window/door. Try backlit, side-lit, and full light by having your model face different angles to the window.
Enjoy the process and take one step at a time with patience to succeed. Being able to take photos by yourself for your business is a Superpower. Cherish the journey and live it up.