Monday, 4 June 2012

Styling Details

A little more practice with my camera and of course, Instagram...

Happy Monday Dear Readers!
Today is the third day into our Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, when I expect most of us in the UK will be too busy with festive activities to check in quite as regularly to the blogging world.
For those of you not in old Blightey who may happen to glance at my little blog, I thought I'd make the effort to post some more of my own pictures for the new week.

As lucky as I am to be invited to Press Launches and have the opportunity to share them with you here, it feels a little strange not to have posted some of my own shots for so long. Producing my own work for Trend Daily is primarily what I would like my new blog to be about (your thoughts and opinions greatly appreciated!), hence a few more practice shots with my DSLR! I'm hoping to take a short course in photography to give me the technical know-how to produce beautiful shots, but until then I will keep practicing as often as I can!


One of the practice shots from an earlier styling with vintage apple crates post here.



Our very kind neighbour James has lent me two of his lenses whilst I save up for my own! These flower close ups are from my first test with a macro lens.



A close-up detail playing with textures-a vintage mirror from the flea market.



More flower details and vintage postcards from my own collection.


I made this cheesecake for my friend's birthday last month and made a very last minute decision to photograph it before everyone came round for coffee! Needless to say it could have done with a little longer in the fridge, but priorities...!!


My favourite Spanish lavender has featured in previous posts and I picked up what I think must be a spinner's tool at a recent vintage fair at the wonderful Farnham Maltings-well worth a visit.



Flower details, vintage postcard and vintage serving fork which I found at the back of a drawer in my 1940's kitchen cabinet!



Vintage serving fork and oil on canvas-which I adore, but actually belongs to my lovely neighbour, who every so often lends me a few bits and bobs to photograph-thank you Rachael!


Fading Narcissi, but still very beautiful.

I hope you have enjoyed a few of my pictures. The remaining posts from Bedeck's bedlinen launch will go live this week, followed by a day on a photographic shoot for Living in Store. For some of my previous product styling for Living In Store with photographer Graeme Ainscough, please take a look at their site here.

Have a great start to the week everybody!

20 comments:

  1. These are some lovely photos Caroline! I love the vintage serving fork photos with the post card. The macro lens photos look great. Enjoy the rest of the Jubilee weekend!

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    1. Hi Lucy! Thanks so much! Thank goodness the sun's out again-enjoy too! See you on BYW2 :-)

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  2. lots of lovely little details! Here in France they call the spanish lavender 'lavender de papillon' (butterfly lavender) which I think is rather nice.

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    1. Hi Cari-Jane! Lavender de papillon sounds beautiful-not surprisingly! :-)

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  3. Hi Caroline, hope you have been enjoying the celebrations..what a fab time to be in the UK, I think summer in London is so exciting as it has a buzz about it and everyone is in a good mood! Yummy cheesecake topped with my favourite berry! Inspiring styling as always, you must LOVE your job! Catherine x

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    1. Thanks soever so much Catherine!! I do love what I do so much, but need to find a better balance between earning and blogging!!! It has been a fabulous weekend-and the sun came out yesterday for the concert-yay!! Last day to celebrate today with homemade scones and union jack paper plates! Have a great week! x

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  4. All of the photos are excellent! Nice job! The silver fork and little flower is especially precious! I've been thinking about taking a photography class this summer, but I'm torn between that and a ceramics class! Maybe I'll have to do both!

    Hope you're having a nice holiday weekend :)

    ~Amberly

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    1. Amberly-you are SO good to keep coming back and making lovely comments-a big thank you! If you have time, do both-I tried to do both a photoshop and mixed media course-they're still waiting to be looked at!!! Have a great rest of the week! :-)

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  5. Oh I love that vintage fork! I wish I'd have an old cabinet in which to find such marvels :-)

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    1. Hi Anne! I'm so pleased we're in touch now! I think I'm running out of vintage finds around the house, so might be time for a car boot sale or two soon!! :-)

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  6. Hello lovely - good to see you experimenting with new lenses! Reminds me that I need to pick up a camera a bit more often to practice. I love the contrast of the metal form against my favourite paiting!

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    1. hi hon! It's a long and painful road!! Was a bit gutted to give the painting back to my neighbour-just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by from Sweden! Nice to be in touch! :-)

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  8. putting those styling tips to use I see. looks so lovely! wish we could have chatted more at The Hive :(

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    1. Thank you Miss B!!! I know-it would have been lovely. Next time...we'll keep in touch! :-)

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  9. Brilliant stuff Caroline - love it you are doing very well :) Have a great day Axx

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  10. Ah I love your photos, I like the lavender and the one of the fork on the floral fabric the best. Instagram's the best isn't it?

    I've just noticed you've put me on your blogroll, that's so sweet of you! I will return the favour of course xx

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    1. Oh thank you muchly Annie!! Yes, Instagram can be a bit of a life-saver for photography novices like me!! It was my pleasure putting you on my blogroll-I rely on you and Tina for my little updates on what's going on out there in the real world, so thank you for that-always a pleasure to read your posts (and I'm getting much better at commenting now that I actually have a blog! xx

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