You would be amazed at the light you have around your house that you don’t even think about.
Can you guess what light I used to take this image?
My freezer. Yup, my freezer!
Here are a few simple steps to help you achieve an image like this.
1. Turn off you all the lights in your kitchen.
You don’t want any competing light sources affecting your image. If there are lights from the hallway or another room leaking into your kitchen turn those off as well.
2. Meter off some food in your freezer.
It is hard to guess you settings so it is best to meter off of something in the freezer as if that was your main subject.
3. Set up your interval timer, self timer, or remote.
4. Put your camera in the freezer.
Yes, that is right. Clear off an area for your camera to rest safely.
5. Step back and strike a pose.
Your image may not come straight out of the camera as you would like. For the above image, I increased my “blacks” in editing to darken the background. I also used my adjustment brush in Lightroom to darken a few spots in the background that were hit by the light of the freezer.
Here is another freezer/fridge lighting shot. Use your imagination :)
Take some time today to look around your house. You will be amazed at all the different light sources you have to help you achieve some interesting shots as the winter arrives.