Sunday, February 5, 2017

Creating Valentine Still-lifes


If you're stuck inside because of the winter weather,
have some fun inside creating
Valentine Still-Life Photos!

I love to invite my photography buddies to my house
for a Still-Life PARTY!

We all bring stuff we have around the house, found
at a thrift store, plus any other confections we can find.

I lay out all the goodies on my kitchen counters.



I set up shooting stations by several
windows for natural light.

I like to use various fabrics, blankets
and table linens as backgrounds.

Here's my friend Terri laying out her still-life
on my rose fabric.  I bought a yard of it at the fabric store.


The fabric adds texture in the background.


Terri was going for a very simple look against white!

SO many ways to use a white poster board and props
you have around the house!



You will find a ton of fun uses for these simple white background photos.

You can use them for greeting cards, thank you cards, or invitations.
Add a sentiment and share it on social media.


I had pink peppermint ice cream in the freezer 
so we scooped some of that into a champagne glass!

We seem to love FOOD still-life's best...ha! ha!

Terri thought of hot-gluing the heart candy to the end of the colorful straws.


Speaking of champagne..we put neon pink food coloring gel into
water to create this drink.  I chipped a corner off of an Alka-Seltzer
to give it some "champagne" bubbles, but it doesn't really show up in the photo.


We were laughing so hard at our gymnastics trying to capture the natural light!


We went all out for this baking set-up.  Terri found the adorable vintage
rolling pins at Target for just $5 each which sparked this idea.

I bought the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough to make it easy.

Yes, we were standing on the kitchen counter to get our shots!!!


I think they are SOOOOO cute!

The adorable decorated heart cookies are magnets I found at Goodwill!




This sparked the idea for my Vintage VALentine shoot!

We had about an inch of snow on my snow table, so I snapped this:


I cover a card table with a plastic tablecloth and keep it on my back porch
all winter to collect snow to use for still-life photos!



We also had a Christmas Still-Life Party
where the five inches of snow on my back porch made for some 
great still-life photos!


The table makes it simple to set up photos in the snow!





Hopefully this will inspire you to try some Valentine or winter
still-life photography of your own.

Your friends will love to see your fine work on social media
such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Pam said...

love all the still life shots. The snow table idea is genius!