Watch: How To Shoot Surreal Night Portraits In Your Room Using Household Items
Ask any homebody and they are likely to tell you that they would rather hide under the covers than be out partying—but that doesn’t mean they can’t appreciate a good night portrait.
Here’s some good news if the thought of strangers noticing you during an outdoor photo shoot unnerves you: it’s possible to shoot vivid light displays in the comfort of your own home without spending a single cent.
Manila-based photographer Gab Loste has a few unexpected tricks up his sleeve that will help you create Instagram-worthy nighttime shots in your living room. These include, surprisingly, a television and a CD.
As with most night portraits, you will need a light source. Loste recommends using your television, which can also mimic pretty backdrops like neon signs if you change its wallpaper.
For a more psychedelic effect, you might also want to use a reflective object, such as a disc or a glass prism. This will help create a trippy mirror effect.
Watch the tutorial below to learn how to snap envy-inducing night portraits on a shoestring budget.