Easy Ways to Take Better Photos in Small Spaces

A high school senior girl plays the piano for her high school senior photography session.

Whether you’ve always lived in a modest home or you’ve recently downsized, know that it is still possible to take great photos in a smaller space. 

If you love taking photos of the people you love but are tired of all your photos looking quite similar because you’re working in a small space, here are a few handy tips that will help you produce fresh images that you love.

–        Pay Attention to the Light

We all know that light has the ability to completely change the mood of a photo, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the light in your home if you want to take beautiful and creative shots. Spend time paying attention to how the light changes in different rooms of your house throughout the day.

–        Move Things Around

Want to feel like you’re working in a brand new space? Why not rearrange your furniture or move a few things around? Look at some of your older photos – do you notice an object in the background that you could move? Even something as simple as changing the bedding can completely alter your photos.

–        Look at Things from a Different Perspective

Take the time to look at things from a different perspective if you want to create fresh photos. Think about the angles that you generally use to shoot friends or family members – how can you change this up? Changing your perspective is an easy way to liven up your images and add a creative touch to a seemingly ordinary shot. You can even play with perspective and light for something really different. 

–        Don’t Overthink It

To create a collection of memorable photos, sometimes you need to slow down and only focus on one or two things. When you’re overly focused on trying to make the photo something new and creative, it can actually end up detracting from the end result. For example, instead of shooting posed, smiling photos, why not try capturing candid black and white photos? 

–        Recreate Something from the Past

When you can’t necessarily think of something new, browse through some of your older photos and find ways to recreate past photos using a new angle or different lighting. Now that you have more experience, you will certainly come across a few photos that you know you can shoot better. 

Regardless of the size of your space, just remember to keep picking up your camera –that is the only learn to work with what you have. 

Two girl pose for a portrait photography session.


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