Although February was a shorter month, I managed to do quite a few different shoots both inside and outside. The light snow was also a refreshing change to the landscape.
Here are some of my favourite highlights from February:
When thinking about spring, what comes to mind?
Spring cleaning, warmer days, lighter afternoons, and of course daffodils!
It was lovely seeing some of the first signs of daffodils beginning to bloom in my garden, I love it when they pop up at the beginning of spring and brighten up our walks around the park.
I love seeing photographs of jewellery, and how the colours stand out in different lighting styles. I’ve wanted to do a jewellery shoot for a while now, but using natural light rather than a studio setting. I think that capturing a subject in an environment gives an image an extra layer of depth, and can help create a story or a mood.
I was recently gifted a beautiful turtle necklace which I photographed in my garden, using nature as a backdrop for this vibrant piece of jewellery.
Below are a couple of my favourite photos of the necklace:
Doing product photography at home means that you have to be very creative with anything you can find. The challenge I set myself at the beginning of this year was to do more product photography. I’ve been using lots of items in my house as well as looking in local shops for new subjects.
At home, we have some Himalayan rock salt. I love the texture of it, and the slight difference of colours. Setting up by a window, I managed to get some creative shots of the pink salt.
Snow doesn’t come often in West Sussex, so when it does, I’m straight out there with my camera. It hasn’t settled much, but I love the lighting on snowy days and how the snow settles on the newly blooming plants.
I started off taking photos in my garden, and then moved on to the local park. It was surprisingly empty of people, and although it was cold, it was worth it!
Working from home has definitely been different, and it has definitely made me think much more creatively. Being a photographer means that you have to work with any lighting conditions to create amazing imagery. At home, I’ve been challenging myself to do more product photography, and work with different lighting to create different moods and aesthetics.
I’ve been wanting to take photos of my leopard gecko for a while, who I’ve now had for nearly 10 years. His name is Bob, which you can probably guess is a name I chose as a teen. I’ve been putting off photographing him for a while now as I would make excuses such as: ‘the lighting isn’t right’ and many others.
All you need is a window and an uncluttered room, and you can get some great images of anything you want. So I decided to set up in my dining room by a large window and start shooting.
As well as my leopard gecko, I also took some photos of my tortoise Atlas, here are the results:
This year, I set myself the challenge of doing more product photography. I set out to find local produce and other interesting subjects to photograph from the comfort of my home.
While shopping, I came across some ‘wonky avocados’, I love the idea of being able to buy produce which is less than perfect rather than wasting them.
Strangely, only perfect avocados are usually photographed. You don’t often see imperfect ones advertised, but avocados do come in all shapes and sizes.
Here are some photos I took, using natural light by my window:
One of my goals this year is to do more styled shoots in the comfort of my home, using minimal props found around the house, and fresh produce from local shops. At the moment, Pinterest is my best friend, giving me lots of inspiration for any type of shoot or aesthetic. Using natural light in my house and garden, I then work on styling shoots which compliment the season, as well as the subject.
Here are some of the shots I have created in the month of January:
I’m now looking forward to planning more shoots in the coming months, especially when the sun is out for longer, and the season changes to spring. -Georgina