Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Tricks & Treats!

Happy Halloween to you all today!  So glad you can join me today for this double topic post today!  I got loads of great feedback from bloggers loving the post I did about photographing on different "surfaces" last week.  So I thought I'd share with you another fun (and free) background to set your photographs on, paint chips! This works especially great for small objects to photograph, but you could also create a grid with these to shoot larger objects against!  Fun, right?!  Bonus: You'll have a rainbow of swatches to choose from at your local hardware store.  Just don't go crazy and stuff them all in your purse from sheer excitement, you might get some weird looks from store employees :)  I shot a small pairing of pumpkins against a few different paint chips, just to get your creative gears turning for your next mini-photo shoot ideas.

  I seem to have an endless supply of pumpkins these days, since our fall outing from last week to the pumpkin patch.  So I also included some easy ideas I'm using this season to display my gourds indoors and out.  Inside we keep them grouped together, on top of the microwave, no less :)  Until we find a better use for them... I smell a pie in my near future! And then I also used them to decorate my small outdoor landing area.  I also picked up a hay bale during our country outing last week, for (get this) 5 dollars!! Holla!  You can only find those steals in the country baby! :)  Okay, sorry I'm back.

In other news, I'm sorry to tell you that I am signing off my blog until next week as Joe and I have so much to prepare for this weeks wedding we are shooting together!  I'm talking planning some shots, buying more gear, getting our website in order, ordering business cards, the works!  Oh, and we are also setting up a photo booth for the wedding in between everything else.  Yep, it's a lot of work.  But who am I to complain?!  So until next week, take care!

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Lauren said...

Great ideas, and a gorgeous photo of you! Have a great time at the wedding...hope we'll see some photos!

Tori said...

Good luck with everything! See you next week : )

Igor Josifovic said...

This is a beautiful blog, Liz!!! I am glad I met you through BYW and your blog goes right onto my blogroll:-) cheers, Igor xoxo

Theresa said...

Hi Liz, Great post. Can't wait to spend some more time on your beautiful site.
PS~I would be honored to be on your BYW blogroll. Right back at cha. ;)

Liz said...

Thanks Igor & Theresa! So much talent and good design on your blogs! I'm happy to have a link to your blogs on my site :) So thank you!

Liz said...

Thanks Lauren & Tori!! I'll have lots to share when I return for sure!

Andrea Ferretti said...

Love this post! You did such a great job with the text on the adds a lot! Nice to meet you via BYW.

StephieB said...

Good luck! I love your photos - beautiful!

Stephie x

Juliette Crane said...

your photos really are amazing! so nice meeting you in chicago this weekend!

xo, juliette