DIY Photo-shoots and Producing ‘At Home’ Content.

So as a content creator in lockdown, it’s been hard to come up with new and refreshing content (especially as a fashion/lifestyle blogger as you normally rely on the outdoors and help of others to put on shoots) however this doesn’t mean you have to stop posting content. I’ve recently partaken in a shoot I created in my own flat (along with my flatmate), we took our items we wanted shooting (whether it be fashion, activewear, or actual products) and my camera and put on our own little DIY-at-home-photo-shoot.

Especially now the lockdown has been lightened you do have more opportunity to get outside and create content again. However, here’s a few ideas, tips and tricks to help you get the best content out of bad situation:

Create your own set.

If you’re shooting an outfit e.g. use the space around you to create a set, include your; bedding, sofa, decorational items in the room, different angles of the lighting (get near a window – you don’t always need a ring light!!!). Try grab some things you haven’t touched or used in a while.

Grab a Camera/Phone.

You don’t have to always have the best camera equipment or a professional photographer to get some good images. It’s not always about the quality of the image but the actual content and what’s in the shot that matters.

Have fun shooting.

Put some fun music on in the background, have some shoot snacks on stand by, try have fun when you shoot as this will be portrayed in your photos (especially those of you, not necessarily products, haha).

Self-Timer if you don’t have help.

If you don’t have anyone to help you or take the pictures of you, prop your camera or phone up on something (create your own stand) and bob it on self-timer. It’s amazing how much content can be created this way.

Get inspired by previous shoots or other content creators.

I’m obviously not saying copy their work but if your work does look eerily similar, give them some credit for inspo?! Think about how you could recreate some of your old content but indoors or within a certain surrounding?

Experiment with different types of content!

I recently have found Maria J Blogs’ #FakeMirrorSelfie an absolute genius idea and love the good quality effect it gives, I have definitely had a huge inspiration boost from that. FLATLAYS – These are so under-rated, you can get such a good flatlay of products with such ease and lack of effort. You also don’t need any help or to be outside.

Different Locations.

I know we can’t go far or venture out aimlessly much, however there must be places in your home or flat that you have never shot in. Try those places out, try putting those products in the odd ‘cubby’ holes you never look at. Pose in front of a different door or wall etc. Endless possibilities (especially those who have a big house or garden! Get out there!)


All I’m saying is that creating content for me is such a creative outlet that I love being challenged. How do I do this if I can’t do this? Without this? Only with this? etc. Figure out a new way for yourself of creating content.

Thanks for reading,

Han xx

Make sure to checkout my TALA wardrobe post (in which all of that content was made at home!

16 Comments

  1. I’m finding it so hard to produce decent content in this lockdown, but these tips are great!

    Amy x

    1. Yay! I’m so glad I could help!

  2. I’ve been planning to get more into photography and improve my skills at it, so that I can use more of my own photos on my blog instead of stock photos. So these tips are really useful, thank you!

    Sophie | http://www.thisbrilliantday.com

    1. yay! I’m glad!

  3. I really wish I was photogenic. In my head, I always have these fun and cute ideas to have a photoshoot with my boyfriend when we go to places but I get all shy. These are great tips, perhaps in the remains of this lockdown I am going to try and going confidence and try to take some awesome photos like these!

    Em x

    1. Yes!! Best time to gain confidence is practicing where no one is looking! And also when you’re outside and people are around – think if your ever going to see them again? Probably not – they don’t know you πŸ’ͺ🏻❀️

  4. Really liked this post, I don’t have a huge amount of confidence but have been wanting to try some self-photography so this gave me some handy tips to follow.

    1. Yay! I hope I get to see your at home content?! Xx

  5. There are some great tips here πŸ™‚ I’ve been experimenting with self-timer recent and uh… It’s led to some funny out takes where I’m rolling my eyes at how long it’s taking.
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk

    1. Omg! I have so so so many bloopers – they’re absolutely hilarious to go back through!

  6. These are great tips. I rarely take photos of myself for my blog but nothing much has changed in regards to my photo taking habits although I’m not enjoying not having content of fun days out and trips to post on Instagram!

    1. Same here gal!

  7. This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing!

  8. These are some great tips! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Lee-Anne says:

    Very helpful and fun post, I have been meaning to set up some shoots but it kept seeming like a lot of work

  10. Oh I love this idea! This is something I need to try at home myself! xxx

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