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Photography Projects For A Rainy Weekend

Easy indoor photography ideas you can do around the house, from self portraits to food to use of flowers and water.
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Created by Craig Ferguson
Last updated 2/2013
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you'll be able to take everyday objects and photograph them creatively.
In this course you'll learn different photography techniques for a variety of situations at home.
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  • Camera (DSLR or compact the allows manual settings).
  • Computer with Photoshop, Lightroom or other image editing software.
  • Flash
  • Light Modifiers, some of which we can DIY.

Photography Projects For A Rainy Weekend is a course designed to give you new indoor photography ideas and techniques around your home. Being stuck at home during bad weather doesn't mean you can't create visually interesting photos. Over the almost 2 hours of video tutorials on indoor photography we'll look at ideas for self-portraits, food and drink photography, product photography and some creative techniques with water, flowers and smoke. Also included are PDF lighting diagrams describing the light source and positioning and some DIY indoor photography ideas that allow you to make your own photography gear.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner photographers
  • Intermediate photographers
  • Enthusiast photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:52:07
2 Lectures 20:10
Introducing Photography for a Rainy Weekend
Preview 03:42

Discussing the camera gear used in these tutorials.
Preview 16:28
First Steps - Photography Food
3 Lectures 23:57
We use the light from a window to capture some photographs of food.
Working with Natural Light 1

Adding translucent white material - in this case a shower curtain - to the window allows for a softer natural light.
Working with Natural Light 2

We look at using flash in food photography.
Working with Flash
Getting Creative
5 Lectures 42:54
Getting creative with some incense smoke and a single flash.
Smoke Art - shooting

Processing the smoke art photographs in Photoshop.
Smoke Art - processing

Photographing splashes made by water drops with the aid of a single flash and colored background.

Seeking a unique look to a common photographic subject.
Flowers with a Difference

Some easy product photography with a simple black background.
On Black
Self Portaits
1 Lecture 12:43
Self portraits are some of the easiest photos to start with but offer a lot of flexibility. This lecture looks at using natural light, flash and some creative ideas.
Photographing Yourself
DIY Photography
2 Lectures 10:59
How to make a gridspot, a useful light modifier than can help you achieve a unique look with your photos. 
Making a Gridspot

How to make a snoot, a light modifier used for directed light.
Making a Snoot
Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 01:24
About the Instructor
4.2 Average rating
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376 Students
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Photographer and photography instructor.

Craig Ferguson is a professional photographer and photography teacher based in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Craig's photography has been used by the likes of Reader's Digest, HSBC, Lonely Planet, Asian Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Monocle, Air Asia, EVA Air, Tiger Airways, Abitare, Jane Goodall Institute, Greenpeace, Taiwan SPCA.

As a photography teacher, Craig has led workshops in Taiwan, and throughout 2010 produced a daily photo tutorial on his blog at

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