On Mom365, I am sharing my top 3 DSLR photography tips for great indoor photos that will have you getting creative indoors, no matter the weather outside.

1) Get out of auto

This doesn’t mean you have to shoot fully in manual. I recommend starting with Aperture Priority. This will allow you to crank your ISO up to the maximum if necessary, giving you better results indoors. If your DSLR is older, this might mean ISO 1600. Most newer DLSR will let you to ISO 3200 or 6400 or higher.

You’ll also want to open up your aperture so your camera doesn’t need as much light, which means a lower f-stop number. Your kit lens will probably go to f/4.5 or f/3.5.

See lesson 5 of the Photosanity Workshop or check out Stop Missing the Moment if you need more help learning how to do this.

2) Get a prime lens

As I mention above, your kit lens will open up to f/4.5 or f/3.5, but a prime lens could take you to f/1.8 or wider, giving you better low light capabilities.

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