If you’re a creative and you love soaking up the outside world for inspiration, then staying holed up at home may be a struggle for you. Lucky for us, we have countless creatives who generously post ideas online to turn to for inspiration. In an effort to keep creating content, many of them have transformed their homes into mini studios, and some of them even have backdrops and props to boot! The result? Photos and videos inspired by their dream OOTDs, go-to quarantine hobbies, and of course, food!
What’s so great about this whole effort, though, isn’t just how #aesthetic their outputs are but how it proves that constraints can increase creativity. If you’re looking for ideas to start with, check out the photoshoots of the celebs and bloggers below:
Jaz Reyes: Foodie Fashion
Radio DJ and events host Jaz Reyes has pretty much aced the home photoshoot game. She’s been using random house items (like glasses, fruit, and bedsheets) as props and styled them to create an Instagrammable set. Her most creative concept would have to be her “food accessory” shots. She’s used tea bags as earrings, bags of chips as handbags, and Spam as a chain bag.
Lissa Kahayon: Magazine backdrop
Have you noticed that a simple bedsheet has been the prop du jour of content creators? Well, if you want to make your shoot unique, why don't you create a collage of magazine pages and tape them onto your bedsheet? We like how Lissa Kahayon stuck to a pink and red color scheme to keep it cohesive! She's done the same with newspapers and Instax prints, too!
Vince Uy: Photo-editing
If you’re Photoshop-savvy like Vince Uy you can use those skills to make a simple photo more special. In the post above, Vince edited his clothes to make it “blend” with his bed. In another post, he created a short video that featured how he “edited out” the background to make it look like a beach. So cool!
Laureen Uy: Stop motion videos
If you love editing videos like Laureen, why don’t you create a cute stop motion video featuring your quarantine hobbies? Above, Laureen shows her Sunday self-care routine. You can get a family member to help you film this, but a self-timer should work, too!
Rhea Bue: Magazine covers
Blogger Rhea Bue has consistently been creating cool home photoshoots, but what really got our attention was the magazine cover shoot she did below. She chose international magazines like Rolling Stone and The New Yorker and changed the masthead to titles referring to staying at home. So witty!
Another one of her ideas that we love is this simple photo with a handwritten quote. It gives it that crafty DIY vibe!
Jeline Catt: Fashion editorials
Another blogger who has flexed her home photoshoot skills is Jeline Catt. She’s been posting fashion editorials that look professionally shot, you won’t believe it was done at home. The key to pulling this off, though, is to have a solid styling concept, like her “nothing but lavender tights” shoot. Doesn’t it remind you of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face?
Renee de Guzman: The bored fashionista
Leave it to Renee de Guzman to make something magical out of Gucci leggings, a caramel cardigan, and a self-timer. Take cues from her by taking advantage of your white sheets and a blank wall, and throw in other random props to add some color in the shot. The trick here is to unleash your inner supermodel!
Janeena Chan: Makeup challenge
If you’re a beauty junkie, make like TV host Janeena Chan and draw inspiration from your fave personas. Here, she whipped up a colorful beauty look inspired by RuPaul’s Gigi Goode, as well as the cartoon series, The Jetsons. We love how she edited the photo to make the colors pop—she also added a moon phase overlay to really nail the vibe.