Are you looking for some photoshoot ideas?

Do you need inspiration? Discover 10 photoshoot ideas – all designed to help you get creative with your photos.

Pick an idea, find your subjects, and have fun experimenting!

Let’s go.

1. Organize a Street Photography Session With a Couple

Organize a Street Photography Session With a Couple

You can do many creative stuff with this photoshoot idea and make some cherishable moments. This photoshoot idea and make some cherishable moments.

  • Tell your couple to have a coffee…
  • Walk in the park…
  • Walk around the city…
  • Then take photos of the couple in classic street photography style:
  • No posing at all.
  • Just candid shots.
  • Even better, try to take photos without the couple realizing. (It’s a bit like being paparazzi!)
  • And best of all? This is great training for event photography. Especially weddings.

2. Freeze a Water Drop

  • Have you ever took a photo of a water droplet?
  • All you need is a camera, a tripod, a plate, an eyedropper, and some water.
  • Fill the plate with water, set your camera on the tripod, and frame the scene.
  • To freeze the drop you will need to use fast shutter speeds (1/500 should be fine). Set a narrower aperture to get a sharp drop.
  • Holding the eyedropper always at the same height, make the drops–and try to capture them! I recommend you take a lot of images to make sure that you get a nice drop in some of them.
  • Using a colorful plate you can get beautiful results.

3. Take Photos of a Pregnant Mother

Having a baby is such a memorable moment in life you could ever have

  • So making memories?
  • It’s a must.
  • Take photos of a pregnant mom.
  • (And don’t forget about other family members.)
  • Pregnancy photos are a great way to keep the beautiful memories of this life experience.
  • But once you have a nice collection of pregnancy photos, you can add some creative images. Images that will add your personal vision to the moment.
  • You can even make the family paint on the mother-to-be’s belly. They can write the baby’s name, write loving words, or draw (which is great for all ages).
  • Painting the belly is a beautiful activity.
  • If you are not so much into drawing, writing the baby’s name is also a great idea!
  • Another beautiful idea?
  • Include in the frame some baby things, such as clothes, shoes, pacifiers, or even an ultrasound image of the baby! 
  • Focusing on small details with the baby’s name works great.

4. Take Photos of Your Family

Organize a Street Photography Session With a Couple

Here’s the thing:

  • You don’t need a special event to take photos of your family.
  • You can just…do it.
  • So organize a photo session doing some playful activity, and you will be amazed with the results.
  • Tell the family do fun things together.
  • Let the kids play and enjoy the surroundings.
  • You can shoot anywhere. But if kids are involved, I recommend you go where they can run and play. The beach, a park, or a nearby forest are all great options.
  • Tell the family to do things such as racing, dancing, jumping, and picking flowers.
  • The activity might vary–depending on the place and the family mood. So you will need to make use of your imagination and improvisation skills.
  • Once you find an activity they like, they will start having so much fun that you will be able to take great candid photos!
  • Picking flowers is another activity your family can do during the photoshoot.

5. Play With the Shadows

Play with the shadows

When doing portraiture, you can get really obsessed with avoiding face shadows.


  • Because shadows often look ugly or unflattering.
  • But if you want to get creative, to embrace the shadows.
  • Don’t shun them. Experiment with them, instead!
  • Ultimately, see how they affect the mood of the portrait. You can start by projecting a source of light on your model from different direction: front, side, back…
  • Just be careful to avoid strong light going direct on your model’s eyes.
  • Photo by Simonwijers on Pixabay
  • You can even create the shadows yourself using objects such as curtains or nets.
  • Again, experiment.
  • And have fun!

6. Take a Detail Photo

  • Photographers just focus on their main subject and forget about the rest
  • You can plan a different photo session…
  • A session that focus on the details.
  • Capturing details is a great way to tell stories
  • Experiment with close ups (and even extreme close ups).

7. Use Water Reflections

  • It creates reflection images–like a mirror.
  • You can take advantage of reflections in a creative photoshoot. Go to a natural lake or a park and capture reflections in the water.
  • A reflection in the water can contribute to the composition and create balanced photos
  • A rainy day is also a great chance for a photoshoot.
  • Why?
  • Because you can go out to fiddle with the reflections in the puddles!

8. Experiment With Light Pads

  • If you want to try it, you need a light pad. It is better if it is a big one (A2 or larger will be perfect). A tripod is also helpful.
  • And of course, you need your subject! This type of photography works really well with semitransparent objects such as flowers or fruit slices.
  • However, feel free to experiment with other subjects. Choose your composition, place your camera in the tripod, adjust the settings, and have fun!
  • In your first photoshoot, keep it simple. Increase the complexity of the composition once you get used to working with the light pad.

9. Take Advantage of Urban Objects

  • We are surrounded by a lot of objects which can add interest to your photos.
  • For example, they can act as leading lines for your composition.
  • That is, they can help you to direct the eye of your viewer toward the focal point of your photo.
  • Any object can work as a leading line: a wall, a bench, a set of stairs…
  • So do a photoshoot where you experiment with leading lines. It’s a great way to develop your composition skills.

10. Frame Your Subjects

  • This idea can get you some interesting, original photographs.
  • First, place your subject in a way so that it is framed by something.
  • Anything that you find around might work as a frame: a window, a door, or even some vegetation.
  • Now, to get the most out of this effect, it is important that the object will be closer to you than your model.
  • Then focus on the subject–and use a wide aperture (f/1.2 to f/4).
  • Your frame will appear blurry. And this will add a neat effect to your photos!
  • Raming your subjects with elements that are blurry directs the viewers to focus more on the subjects.

Hope these ideas have helped you to make your photography journey memorable.

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