Saturday, 17 November 2012
Behind The Scenes
Styling Details...shooting at home
I really appreciate all my regular readers over the past 8 months who have left the most lovely comments and sent me some really kind emails-thank you so much. For those of you who have said how much they love the behind-the-scenes shots, this little post is for you...
My previous 2 posts have featured some beautiful vintage props from The Home Barn. My 'behind the scenes look' today shows all those lovely objects ready and waiting in our bedroom at home, where I shot those posts and another one still to come! My old neighbour's lovely vintage kitchen table plays a huge part in my pictures as it's the nicest table I own!
The crate of props sat in our room for a week over half term, when I snatched a couple of hours each day once I'd worn the kids out (or should I say, once they'd worn me out) and I felt justified in plonking them in front of the TV for a while (always promised I wouldn't do that... ;-) Luckily it was before the clocks changed so I was able to shoot until at least 6.30, unlike now when the best light's gone by 3.30.
Most of the photos are just me experimenting with light/exposure/focus-ie twiddling buttons until I got it right-not the best method I know, but until I take a course where somebody actually shows me what to do, I'm afraid no photography manual in the world will manage to hold my attention for very long. Can anyone recommend a good manual that's simple, clear and step-by-step, not too technical, perhaps with lots of lovely pictures to follow?!
Some of the items have been placed or 'styled' as test shots, but on the whole, they're just a collection of bits and bobs from that week, just as they were, sat in our room, driving Jon a bit mad... I hope you like them!
And talking of supportive readers and new friends, last year I met the lovely Margarita of Chocolate Creative at 100% Design. We recently saw eachother again at Holly's Decor8 Workshop and she has incredibly kindly written such a lovely blog post all about Trend Daily. Please go over to her blog and take a look. Thank you so much Margarita x