First you need a subject
And a camera!
As you can tell from the previous photo, sometimes the subject wont fit in the frame, just shoot it vertically (portrait orientation)
No tripod? No problem, Improvise! I use flat surfaces as tripods, in this case a book helps to stabilize the camera for the shoot.
Turn the lights off to isolate the subject and black out the background so you don't clutter the background with dirty laundry
You don't need a 300$ flash to create images like these, youre already using it in your hand... That's right your cell phones flashlight works as a great substitute!
Vary the angle and time of your flash to get different effects. This is more of a front facing flash flat lighting. If you go back to the previous photo you notice more of a dramatic shadow as I was holding the phone from the right side.
Want to give a evil angry red hue to your photos? Or maybe a cool calm blue? All you need is a marker and some clear tape. Apply the tape on top of your cameras flash, apply the marker, layer as you see fit.
Much less expensive than a professional lens and filter set with the same great effect.
An example of using a blue marker to create a cool blue flash.