March was a great month for photography, and brought a range of new subjects to capture. More flowers began to bloom, I made some more DIY backdrops, and picked up an old project to carry on working on.
Waffle day was last week, and although it’s not celebrated in the UK, we couldn’t say no to photographing (and eating) waffles. We’re starting to have a nice selection of diy backdrops now that are perfect for food photography.
Here are some of our favourite shots from the shoot:
After my last honey shoot, I wanted to capture more of a light and airy style using backdrops I made using vinyl and foam boards. I had been looking at inspiration for a while, but didn’t know where I could get hold of any honeycomb. I was quite lucky, and managed to find some lovely honey and honeycomb in a local shop which recently opened.
Here are some of my favourite shots taken of the honey, getting creative and embracing mess!
I wanted to photograph some basic items which can be found in any kitchen. I was inspired by photos on Pinterest and decided to take some photos of flour and eggs. I saw some images on Pinterest where people had drawn hearts in the flour and I wanted to try this. Although a bit messy, it definitely makes the flour look a lot more interesting.
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.
I have been focussing a bit more on product photography recently, selecting interesting subjects to photograph such as food and drink. I came across an interesting iced tea bottle in my local shop that I thought would be interesting to photograph.
Below are some photos I took, using natural light in my garden and a shallow depth of field to make the subject stand out amongst the background.
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