I picked up my Canon for the first time in over a month and I saw a photo on there that reminded me that I wanted to make a quick, fun post:
Have a specific idea for a shot, but you’re not sure how to go about getting the angle or right background or you just feel like you don’t have the proper equipment etc etc? Nonsense! Don’t be afraid to get creative!
For example: I needed to take some portraits for my final project in Photo II and wanted the background to be black, yet all of our walls in our apartment are cream. Simple Solution: Pinned my roommate’s black fleece blanket to a wall
Annnddd one of my favorite examples: I tend to get bored and end up doing self portraits in the solitude of my own room. For this particular instance, I wanted to be laying on the ground and have my hair sprawled out above my head. In other words, I wanted the camera to some how levitate above me. My not so simple solution…
… have my tripod lay horizontally across a futon that’s on top of a butterfly chair that’s on top of my bed, all weighed down by my giant stuffed polar bear…
I’m sure you guys can come up with a better way to accomplish that.
Anyways, I just felt like sharing that and hope it helped inspire/encourage you to get creative with getting a shot!