I found some really cool things this summer at an amazing estate sale (the family was downsizing and used to own antique stores)….but when I was photographing them, I thought you might like to see “behind the scenes” too.
So, today’s post is part one of how I do my object photography. I will show you a second way that I photograph objects in the coming weeks.
Let me preface this post with the fact that I don’t consider myself a professional photographer….I think I would classify myself as a blogger who takes photographs. But, I have found a couple of great ways to take pictures of things that work for me.
I call this next way my vintage way….because it gives kind of a gray-ish background and I think it makes the photos more of a vintage look (it may not–but I sometimes like a grayish background).
Here is my quick set up…..
A white piece of poster board.
Yep. That’s it.
And to achieve the” grayish-background” behind the objects I set it up UNDER the huge picture window in a bedroom.
See how the front of the objects are directly in the light but the background of the posterboard is in the shadows?
That is exactly the look I am going for.
Then I set up my shot.
And click away.
And set up another one.
And click some more.
And I don’t need a lot of equipment….just a piece of white poster board.
I will show you next week how I do my object photographing if I want the background to totally disappear.
In the meantime I am loving my new kitchen goodies. This whole stash was under $10…which I thought was a steal. I found one more goodie that I will show you in part two that was my absolute favorite buy of the day.
Have you found any treasures lately?