It was a challenge getting back into the swing of photographing. I was a little discouraged because I had become rusty. All the work I had put into photography years prior felt gone. Getting into blogging challenged the way I took photos. I spent a lot of years photography people and styling couple shoots, but I had never styled photos to highlight products. I had never thought about what items I might want/need to style a photo. That's when I started creating my own props for my photos. I had to get creative. And the best thing about creating our own props is that they can be unique to ours brands, they can challenge us creatively, and if you're anything like me, you can create them inexpensively. That way if you move across the country again you won't mind living them behind.
CREATING PROPS FOR YOUR BLOG PHOTOS
What you'll need:
Glass vase or jar
First you want to determine how you want your flowers to look displayed. I wanted my flowers to sit low in my glass, so I cut my stems pretty short using the wire cutters. I removed the leaves and placed them in the glass. You could call it finished at this point, but I decided to add some ribbon around my glass to add a little extra detail. Cut ribbon with enough to tie around the glass with a bow. Continue this for your desired look.
Now we're on to this week's LENS REVOLUTION SHOWCASE, and I can't wait to see what you all came up with for this week's LANDSCAPE challenge. This is an opportunity to share you work with other and find encouragement along the way. Stop by and check out others work and learn from them as well. The great thing about community is that we all have something different to offer.
Have any photography questions? Send them my way. xo. Samantha