Outdoor Alternatives

When Outdoor Photographers Capture Our Great Indoors

Searching for fun things to do inside when you’re an outdoor enthusiast results in board games, movies, and books. For outdoor photographers, shooting out the window from inside isn’t very inspiring. Enter Erin Sullivan, a travel photographer and writer who is inspired by the outdoors. She created #ourgreatindoors to inspire indoor creativity as we wait for the cue to return to the wild again.

With a little over 1,000 posts, outdoor photographers are finding adventure indoors and we get to tag along. From using flour to dirty laundry, these artists have found a way to have fun and bring the outdoors inside. If you’re looking for ways to stay creative at home, browse through some of the amazing photos people have posted and try it yourself.

Here are some of our favorites:

Craig Shimala (@cshimala) takes us to Arches National Park in Utah for a clear view of the Milky Way. What we really appreciate is Craig’s behind-the-scene takes in the additional frames. We get to see how he creates these scenes and he definitely makes it look easy from an outsider’s perspective.

Meghan Young (@missmeghanyoung) transports us to the imaginative White Sugarsands National Park. With a 10/10 recommendation, we wish it was real. Meghan breaks down the materials used to create this scene which most of us have in our homes.

Erin Sullivan (@erinoutdoors) has our mouths watering with the Great Pancake Canyon. We wouldn’t mind getting lost here.

Acacia Diana (@acaciadiana)’s imagination is astounding, taking everyday objects and recreating landscapes from around the world in her own vision. 

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Things got a little carried away 🙄

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Connor Naasz (@cjnaasz) takes it up a notch with an action shot. Here we see Lego Guy paragliding through fluffy clouds and tall mountains. 

Linn (@darbinorvar)’s Lego Gal kayaks the blue rivers of plush bear. Swipe through her pictures to see the setup it took to capture this scene.