Tag: behind the scenes

Behind the scenes – Knitting treats

Behind the scenes – Knitting treats

Every time I do a row, I get an M&M, because I’m a grownup. A grownup with a blue tongue.

Behind the scenes: Knitting again

Behind the scenes: Knitting again

Thanks to geotagging I know exactly where I was on the M25 when I took this. Happily I’ve always been able to read, or do something other than just stare out of the window as a passenger in the car and autumn beginning seemed a […]

Behind the scenes – Cut flowers

Behind the scenes – Cut flowers

The asters are lasting well as cut flowers, which makes them good photography models – and better than the dahlias and calendulas, which are starting to fade in the vase. Through the year the multi-tasking allotment provides food, flowers and photos, which become stock images […]

Behind the scenes – Broccoli still life

Behind the scenes – Broccoli still life

The bargain bin at the supermarket is always worth checking for photography props and this week it included several heads of broccoli, rapidly approaching their sell by date. I raked through for the best looking pack and took it home to model for me, gradually […]

Behind the scenes – Allotment photo shoot

Behind the scenes – Allotment photo shoot

It was a swelteringly hot summer’s day and so while the props were being rearranged during a photo shoot in the allotment, the camera got to wear both sun shades for protection: my delightfully romantic floppy hat and the cheap white umbrella I bought online […]

Behind the scenes – Coffee-powered

Behind the scenes – Coffee-powered

This was possibly the best-smelling photo shoot I’ve done so far and indeed casting session, as I’d previously spent a while in the coffee aisle working out the best deal at the supermarket. Did you know that some coffee beans don’t smell as good through […]

Behind the scenes – Washi tape hack

Behind the scenes – Washi tape hack

I have unusual uses for washi tape. I tend not to craft with them, but they’re great for sticking things to other things and being able to unstick them again later, blemish-free. But a note to myself – and anyone else, really: the foam board […]

Behind the scenes – Returning from NYC

Behind the scenes – Returning from NYC

Returning from New York City, with one more look at the glowing lights of Times Square. Now to get to work selecting and processing all the photos I took around the city, from the little details to the big city views. I love walking around […]

Behind the scenes – Putting the gourds to work

Behind the scenes – Putting the gourds to work

Proof that my allotment is indeed a valuable contributor to my stock photography! One of my beautiful hessian potato sacks with the even more beautiful ornamental gourds harvested from the plot were put to work this weekend, arranged in front of the lovely red berries […]

Behind the scenes – Spillage

Behind the scenes – Spillage

Oh, the things that I have spilled on this floor during photo shoots. Peas, beans, breakfast cereals of all kinds, sugar, dried beans … A cupful of quinoa was the latest, getting straight under my toes, but at least having the manners not to roll […]