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I am no expert when it comes to shooting indoors because I am always left with unsatisfactory results. I don't know I haven't done any indoor shoot that has really satisfied my photography aesthetics. But shooting indoors for so long I have come to understand what qualities bloggers need in order to produce beautiful indoor shoots. There will be some equipment needed (which I don't have hence the mediocre results) and I believe that through these you can achieve the perfect indoor shoot worthy of a magazine spread.
Either you use natural lighting or artificial lighting. Whatever you choose lighting is one of the most important part of shooting indoors. You need a space where there is sufficient natural light or a space where you can plant your artificial lights. You need to make sure that the light bounces off in directions that will enhance yourself as it come out on the pictures. You also need to make sure that the subject is facing the light and not against it.
This is probably the most difficult for me because there is no empty wall where I live. Everything is fully decorated. I find that a nice, plain, white background works really well with indoor shoots. For one, it makes the pictures look neat and clean and two, it makes the pictures look like they came straight out of a magazine. But I guess decorated backgrounds can work well too. You just have to be creative with designing it and make it appear as part of the photos (I still prefer a white, plain background, though).
In reference to no.2, make sure that there is no clutter around. A well decorated background can work well but make sure that it doesn't come across as clutter. The camera can sometimes tend to focuse on the clutter around you (just like how my camera works) leaving you looking blurred.
This is very important if you don't want your pictures to come out tilted. This has always been my problem when I used to use my shoe boxes as tripod for my camera. I know there is the "straighten" feature in picture editing softwares but I don't really like using them as they sometimes destroy the quality of final picture. A tripod can also ensure that the camera is not shaking or moving so pictures will come out sharp and focused. A tripod can also give you lots of angle options to shoot (up, down, level, etc.)
Shooting indoors is still a challenge for me and I don't think I will ever get used to it. I love shooting outdoors because I love to blend with nature. But as it is not permissible at the moment, I have to deal with shooting indoors. I need to buy a c-stand.