Need to shoot…

9 Nov

When I roam the blogosphere and see all my twitter friends being amazing and talented people, I wish I had the time and no day job to do what I love doing – design, photograph and film.

Tonight, I thought: let’s do a mini-session. I gave myself 10min to find props, set the scene and shoot! And here is the result. Nothing amazing but a start. But most importantly, it teaches me one thing or two.

  1. Have a concept. It’s hard to just pull props from around the house and hope it’ll just work.
  2. Take your time. No point trying to achieve grand things with only 10min – speed-shooting doesn’t necessarily bring inspiration
  3. Select your props and lay them out with the plan in mind.
  4. Choose a good location or a good time of day when you have plenty of natural light and no distracting background (oh I cannot wait for my home office to be revamped)
  5. Do it for yourself first. I love photography so it’s just fun to take the camera and shoot.

And maybe I should add: don’t be overly perfectionist or self-critical. I am not that bad!

Oh! And. I almost forgot. Keep your cats away from the set! Ah!… Enjoy.

6 Responses to “Need to shoot…”

  1. Margarida November 10, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Lovely pics!
    And the cat….gorgeous 🙂

  2. therealnutritionist November 10, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    That is so pretty! I love old type writers, with a passion really.

  3. Jeremy November 10, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Steph, that’s soooo amazing! I wish I had a fraction of your creative talent for photography!

  4. Alexandra November 10, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    I actually love the pictures with the cat! She added to the ambiance of the scene, I think. And is awfully cute! 🙂

  5. Brancoprata November 10, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    OMG I’m so proud of you Steph!!! This is amazing or like Naomi says BANANAS!!!!!!

    • Steph November 10, 2010 at 10:27 am #

      Nothing special. I call it now ‘speed-shooting’ – Might try a few more of those. Haha! I will be getting good at this!

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