Take Charge - Tabletop Landscapes - Photography

It’s not always possible to get out and take great landscape photographs. Foul weather, lack of transport and complaining children are among the many reasons that make us feel we would rather stay put for the day.
An alternative to braving the elements is to create a Tabletop Landscape in the comfort of your own home. You can photograph it at your leisure and even enjoy a nice cup of tea at the same time.

Be inventive with what you’ve got to hand and create fantastic landscapes using everyday objects.

Wellbeing benefits:

Improve decision making
Be resourceful
Problem solve

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to learn new ways of thinking ‘outside of the box’ which can help both at work and home.
I want to find novel and fun uses for things I already have, to appreciate and notice things around me.


30 minutes-1 hour.
Allow time for: Looking at images; Collecting objects;  Arranging a landscape; Photographing.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own, with someone else, in a group.

Where can I do this activity?


How often can I do this activity?

This is a great rainy day activity that can be done any number of times.

What do I need?

  • Camera
  • Household objects (see Step 2 for more details)
  • Space to set up your Table Top Landscape

Did you know?

Building imagination by generating ideas and ways to use materials in alternative ways can build our confidence and can give us a positive approach to problem solving.


Send the image above as an e-card to friends or family.

"This was such a lively exercise to do, so relaxing and fun. I want to make a landscape from my shoe collection now!"

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