You can still take nice Raya photos for the gram while staying home.
Muslims in Singapore will be celebrating Hari Raya in a few days on May 24.
While Hari Raya gatherings are not allowed this year, we can still take nice photos together, even with those who don’t live in the same house as us.
Here are five photo ideas you can try out with your family or friends this stay-at-home Hari Raya!
Besides using Zoom for your online meetings, you can also use the platform to take some fun photos while calling your friends and family.
Here are the steps:
Take some time before Hari Raya to go through old photo albums before you pick a photo to recreate!
Here’s how you can make your own before and after photos:
Instead of trying to fit all your family members into one selfie, try using panorama mode to capture your family doing activities in different areas parts of the house.
Each family member should try to do a different activity to make the photo more dynamic, such as cleaning the house, eating or taking a selfie. You can get really creative with this part!
Here’s how you can shoot panoramic photos on your phone:
You can also take the panorama photo with just yourself using the steps above! The key is to have your photographer hold the phone still as you run behind them to get into your next position.
Since our friends and family can’t come over for Hari Raya visiting, here’s how you can still take “group photos” with your loved ones despite being away:
If you don’t have a printer, simply display your friends’ or family members’ photos on your laptop or phone. Hold up your electronic devices and smile for the camera.
You might need to play around with the brightness of your laptop or phone screen for their photo to be seen clearly.
For this one, you’ll need sparklers, a group of people and a tripod. If you have an iPhone, you’ll need to utilise the Live function for this photo idea. For those with Android phones, you can adjust your shutter speed to around three seconds and change the ISO setting to ISO 400 or below.
You might need a third-party app if you cannot adjust the shutter speed on your phone camera.
Try to take your photo in complete darkness so that the light trails from the sparklers really stand out. Also, do be extra careful when taking photos with sparklers!
Follow the steps below to write your own Hari Raya message with sparklers:
All these photo ideas will definitely turn out looking livelier with more people involved, so try to get all your relatives and friends to join in if you can!
If all else fails, just smile and take a photo.
Have fun trying these photo ideas, and Selamat Hari Raya!
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