A large number of women around the world choose to stay at home, for a number of reasons. Some simply prefer to stay home while others do not have the liberty to go out and work in a professional environment. But these women do not have to just stay home and not do much productive work. There are many who choose to indulge in various kinds of crafts and arts while home, but the one thing I feel women don’t do enough is share what they do with the world.
First Off – Find your Niche
Before anything else, as a stay at home mom you should find something you love doing. There are many different kinds of jobs you can do from home including making homemade crafts, designing t-shirts, or even making instructional videos.
Now – Document Everything
After you have found your niche and started making products, it’s time for you to start taking pictures of your work and share them on social media. Let’s have a look at how you can do that in some easy steps:
• For Indoor Shots:
If your products are of the sort that should be photographed indoors, like t-shirts, paintings, or something like a homemade photo frame, you can easily get the job done with modest equipment. You don’t need to have a very expensive camera or lots of lights to take some great looking photos.
Try to use as much natural light as you can if you don’t have indoor lighting equipment. You can also create a DIY lighting setup to brighten up your products. Use a white backdrop for your artwork or product so that the actual subject of your photo shines rather than getting overpowered by the backdrop.
• For Outdoor Shots:
To add some more oomph to your products, you can also take them outside and place them in a natural environment. If you make sculptures or something else that is 3D, using natural backdrops can add a very interesting and rustic touch to them.
A great trick to get great looking outdoor shots is to take HDR images. Creating HDR photos is simpler than it may sound. All you need to do is set your camera at different exposures for each photo of the same subject and then later merge them together in an HDR photo editor.
And Last – Just Share!
Once you have started taking pictures of your craft, it’s time to harness the power of social media. Social platforms like Facebook and Instagram put your work potentially in front of millions of people. Use these sites and just start sharing with your friends, families, and eventually with the general public. Make your page online and promote it so that it reaches more people. Follow these tips, and you won’t have to worry about sitting at home and not doing anything productive every again.