Thursday, October 27, 2011

All Into Fall


Hi everyone!  I first want to give a warm welcome to those who have found my lil blog via BYW.
And a giant thank you for all your sweet comments I've received this week.  It has truly inspired me to keep posting everyday this week (so far), yippee!! Today I wanted to share a small table top duo I shot around this time last year.  Along with them I wanted to share a few tricks to compose a shot like this, without emptying your wallet.

  I'm always looking for fun and interesting surfaces to photograph on and this one I used cost only 99 cents at my local Michael's  craft store.  It looks pretty close to the worn surface look I was seeking.  Another source for inspiration is taking a trip to your local farm stand, farmers market, or orchard.  They tend to have the freshest in session produce you can find.  Plus they make for great holiday decor around your home after you've photographed them.  And finally try going on a walk in your neighborhood. It's fun to collect fallen leaves from the trees and inspect all the different varieties that surround you.  After your done with them put each leaf in between pages of a heavy book and come Thanksgiving you'll have a festive and creative element to add to your festive table!  Have fun!

7 comments:

Tori said...

Thanks for the tip! I've been trying to find vintagey worn surfaces to photograph my products on but have not been successful : ( I will have to take a trip to Michaels!

tammie said...

cool! i actually have paper from michaels that looks like a whitewashed wooden floor/fence....and your post totally reminded me to find it and use it!! thank you!

Jen said...

very pretty!

Liz said...

Thank you ladies! You're most welcome :)

Lauren said...

Love the paper idea! I never would have thought of that!

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Peggy said...

Thank you for the tip Liz; it's really going to help me explore more creative options with my photo shoots. Now I must get to the store to buy some paper... P.S. Thought you'd like to know that I found you via BYW forum in "Where do you live/Southeast".