Shooting at home: Paper Projects

With many of us currently at home or in lockdown, opportunities for photoshoots are mostly confined to where we live!

Don’t worry – even if you don’t have a home studio, there is still a huge range of subjects you can shoot at home which will be relevant for the publishing industry.

In this series of posts we’ll be sharing our tips for shooting at home. We’ll also suggest popular concepts and themes for book publishing which can be shot in different rooms and spaces wherever you live!

Paper Projects

Another creative avenue that’s easy to explore at home is to work with paper. Book cover designs making use of paper constructions can be found across many different genres.

Origami and more elaborate folded designs are popular, but we also see many covers involving much simpler tears and cutouts.

A blank sheet of paper in a composition can be used to create natural copy space, something which designers often specifically look for in a cover image.

Layering different colours and textures, or creating collages, can also make for eye-catching cover images!

We hope this gives you some starting points for home photoshoots – over the rest of this series we’ll suggest some themes and book cover concepts that can be shot in each room of the house!