Tag: set life

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 […]

Behind the scenes – New props

Behind the scenes – New props

Buying props for photography is always fun, with the promise of new inspiration, new photos, new … income. These retro paper drinking straws are super pretty and I’ve have a few ideas for putting them together with some other retro pieces and bright colours in […]