In times like these, creativity is key to create like-worthy content.
There’s a new photography trend that is taking Social media by storm. Influencers and even celebrities are recreating this technique in order to make their selfie game stronger than the usual while on Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Popularized over TikTok, a mobile application for short-form mobile video, the so-called Tissue paper roll challenge lets the creator to do a creative shoot using only a mobile phone and a cardboard tube.
Jessica Yang, an international model, who is not new in front of the camera also tried and posted her snaps on Instagram, “I just saw it on my friend’s Instagram post and it looked so good,” she says in an online interview. “It is fun to do and I love a good high fashion challenge,” she added.
In order to achieve the photo, all you need is your trusty mobile phone for the snap and its flashlight, a plain background, a tripod, and a phone holder to keep your camera steady. Complete your paraphernalia with the star of the challenge the tissue roll’s cardboard tube to achieve the spotlight effect.
To assemble, all you have to do is to stick the cardboard tube on your mobile phone using a tape. Turn on the flashlight of your mobile phone before attaching it to the tripod with a phone holder. Best to turn off or dim the lights when shooting to achieve the circle spotlight effect ala, James Bond. You can set a timer if you’re doing this all by yourself, or have your mom and siblings take the shot while projecting in front of the camera.
“When it comes to the stuff I create, I always want to put my own spin to it,” says content creator and Creative director, Jeline Catt in an interview. “I approach things with a mindset of ‘what’s something I can do differently’ so that people don’t just see the exact same iteration of what someone else already did,” she added.
Goes to show that you can also tweak this challenge into your own version and add a personal spin to it to make the images more engaging and beautiful. You may opt to bring in some props and enhance the images by adding in some filters, grains, light flares and even darkening the edges to make it more HD.
Try it for yourself, and share with us how it fares.