I needed props, or so I thought... I know I'll tie in the subject of the card I'm shooting with an appropriate prop. Organisational disorder ensued, as those familiar with my output know my cards range from food puns to animals, that's a lot of props everything from a microphone to potatoes!
After an hour or so I was back to a simple backdrop and shooting different angles. What I learned from this is you have to take risks and even if something looks great on a tiny screen it doesn't always translate and vice versa. Below are all unedited photos, no cropping or whitening....yet.
All were taken using my Canon 60D and natural daylight only, (read I hate flash) and without a tripod (yes I have one but I'm lazy and the dogs were in the way.)
So after I downloaded my morning's efforts and I really didn't mind some of the prop shots after all. I think the ones that work have enough visual interest to look editorial. There were some that were overboard but I was trying to do to much, less is more. Still got about another 60 cards to shoot but it's a start, just going to need to make sure they are all cohesive. Feel free to comment below.
|Card on a plate, through the viewfinder the white contrast looked good|
|A lot of wood !|
|The idea of the card being on display|
|Shells tie in with the fish theme could be repeated for Crab, again did not think this would work.|
|Going for the hand sketched angle, hated it at the time but now really like it.|
|Simple clothes line set up using natural light|
|A little dull but works.|
|My not so helpful helpers, bless.|