Imagine you had to recount the lockdown to your children or grandchildren 50 years from now. What would you tell them? This period will forever be etched in our hearts – for those in the frontlines, a time when they stood up to the call of duty and for many of us, a time when plans and aspirations were put on hold to fight a common unseen threat.
Thankfully, we have also been presented with the beautiful gift of time and many are taking the opportunity to wind down, meditate, learn new hobbies, and bond with family. Speaking of learning new hobbies and bonding with family, this is a good time to document time spent with family with your phone as your primary tool. Let’s delve into how you can create beautiful photographs that you will treasure. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Turn on your favourite music track.
Do you want your kids to get excited and smile brightly as you take their pictures? Turn the music on! Music can lift your mood and make you feel happy. Even as you take pictures by yourself around the house, playing music in the background will help you relax and get your creative juices flowing.
Clean your camera lens.
This seems rather obvious but it’s so painful when an otherwise perfect photo is ruined because of something as simple as dirt. A cloth or cotton swab moistened with water will do the job. Don’t use household cleaning chemicals as these can damage your phone. Lastly, remember, a dirty lens is like capturing an image through a dirty window.
Set up your scene.
If you plan to take a picture of your kids playing games or even a picture of your work environment, devote a few minutes to tidy up and rearrange your scene. Be mindful of confidential work and personal information that could show up in your pictures.
Add pops of colour and patterns.
Now that you have the basics, you can upgrade the beauty of your images by adding colour and patterns. Colourful images are attractive to look at so take advantage of the different colours and patterns around the house to make your images stand out. You can find these in tablecloths, carpets, curtains, tiles, blankets, and so many more.