Inspired by the fashion and styling work of CAMH Teen Council and Tour Program Coordinator, Adrianna Benavides, join us in celebrating your identity, pet, or your favorite object with an at-home photoshoot.
Your pet, your favorite object, or yourself
A well-lit wall inside your home
Bedsheets or lightweight sheets of fabric
Shoebox or platform if needed
Camera phone or camera
01. PREPARE WORKSPACE
Find a sunny wall in your home where you can safely and comfortably create your backdrop. Think about your subject and what you want to celebrate and highlight. This may include an outfit styled to express your identity, a backdrop with a complimentary color, or even fun and colorful party favors like balloons.
02. CREATE A BACKDROP
Using push pins, drape your lightweight fabric or bed sheets to transform your wall into a backdrop. Make sure the backdrop is larger than your subject and extends to all sides creating a border.
03. CREATE A PLATFORM
Does your subject need a platform? A piece of furniture or shoebox covered in another sheet of fabric easily creates a platform to elevate your subject. If you are taking your own picture, using a platform and shoebox will help to prop your phone while using the self-timer camera setting. Take test shots and adjust the subject on the platform and against the backdrop as needed.
Is your subject ready for their close up? Are there objects that can be added to highlight and celebrate the subject even more? If documenting a pet, be sure to have treats or a toy to capture their attention.
Share your at-home photoshoot with CAMH. And don’t forget to tag us.
About Virtual Drop-In Experiences
CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way.
Led by our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions), a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free.