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Given travel plans are on pause until further notice I wanted to share a fun video I created this past weekend – DIY home photoshoot ideas. Travel inspired quarantine style.

I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy during this crazy time.

If I’m being honest, I was one of those in denial for the first half of March. Despite recent events, I can’t help but shed a happy tear when I hear and see all the acts of kindness happening all around the world.

Don’t you love those moments when people don’t suck and actually help each other? I do.

As a travel blogger, I was not sure how I could contribute and spread positivity. Travel is the last thing on peoples minds.

Yet, I am choosing to stay positive and use this time to channel my creative energy and come up with travel-inspired content and tips at home in hopes of inspiring and entertaining you. Before we know it life will return to normal.

In the meantime, enjoy these creative photography ideas you can take at home!  The video was a blast to make and I hope you enjoy and subscribe if you want.



Psst. . . Looking for more photography inspiration? Check out my other posts.


DIY Home Photoshoot Ideas

Here are 10 travel inspired photos you can take at home. All are DIY using a mixture of common household items, souvenirs from past travels, and photoshop. Enjoy the before and after

Bali, Indonesia

I’ve never been to Bali but see it as a tropical forest with lush green colors. Luckily we have a Koi Pond in our apartment complex and plenty of greenery.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

To get a gel color effect in your photos you can marker over a plastic bag and hold it up to your camera lens. This adds fun color to your images.

The poker chips were tossed in the air using a 1/1000 shutter speed. This ensures a sharp moving image.

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London, England

I love crazy tea parties as shown in the classic Alice in Wonderland. I used my red telephone booth teapot and flipped the image upside-down to make it look crazy.

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My inspiration for this came from all the photos you see of stacked books. I thought it would be fun to swap books for packing cubes and luggage.

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When it comes to books, I had a home photoshoot with my favorite book of all. My favorite stories are the ones from my passport.

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Paris, France

This one did not go in any way as I imagined. We needed a wider space to make the Eiffel Tower look larger than life with my boyfriend in the distance. Still fun to shoot with minis and capture the lights from my kitchen.

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New York City, New York

My thought process with this was to emulate moving traffic in the big city. I grabbed fairy lights and cranked my shutter speed down to create a long exposure image. This is not my strong suit but I accepted the challenge. There is still a ton of blur on top of the fuzz. My lens is not the best in low light. However, I played around in lightroom and made it the best I could.

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Mother Earth

Always a fun time in photoshop. You will want a camera that works well in low light. I shot this at f1.8. Next, you will need the bulb from the lamp to light your face. Import into Photoshop along with a png image of Earth. From there it gets a bit difficult to explain but can certainly make a tutorial if you want. Leave a comment if interested.

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Cancun, Mexico

I was so impressed with how realistic this photo looks! If you have a smart TV or apple tv that allows you to screen share, simply search, save, and pull up a beach photo (or anything for that matter). We placed the TV on the ground, threw down beige fabric and had Sandro sit on the floor. I framed his body to appear as though he was sitting on the beach looking out.

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Brussels, Belgium

I recently got this Mapiful of Brussels. I have so many memories from Brussels. More than any other place in the world outside of Las Vegas. From lost luggage and flip cup to turning into a beer snob and meeting some of the nicest people ever. I had to pay tribute to this city with a framed map.

As for getting this angle. I used ribbon (I kid you not) and my PolarPro Katana to hang my DJI Mavic Air to the ceiling fan. From the DJI Go4 app, I remotely shot the photo.

Another fact that may or may not be interesting. I’ve had those fake peonies for 6 maybe 7 years. Still rocking them as props!

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BTS Home Photoshoot Plus Photoshop Tutorial

I also made a video that dives deeper behind the scenes, as well as, a photoshop tutorial. Can you tell I had a blast making this for you or what?

Well, there you have it. 10 DIY photoshoot ideas. Hopefully, this inspires you to get creative with items around the house and challenge yourself to a fun photoshoot. If nothing else I hope it puts a smile on your face during these uncertain times.

Psst. . . Looking for more photography inspiration? Check out my other posts.

What photo Inspired you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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