Here are just a few little snaps giving a behind the scenes look at a still life flower shoots that I did a while ago.
Please do bear in mind that this is a behind the scenes and apparently I don’t always work very neatly, these were just a few honest snaps that I took to log in my sketchbook, they were never intended to go on this blog. Nothing fancy, nothing fake.
Oh and before anyone bites my head off the backdrop was already bent up and was going to be cut off after my shoot anyway. I was just making use of the last decent bit 🙂
This shoot was just a bit of fun and a bit of an experiment. I can still remember to this day just how much I enjoyed spending the whole afternoon in the studio surrounded by props and listening to a bit of Tay Tay. Just going through ideas and seeing what worked and what didn’t.
My favourite outcome was working with tracing paper and using its thin and light properties to created a graphic addition, to this otherwise simple still life shot. It creates an almost fabric like appeal with soft shadowing from the one strong light.
I initially envisioned it being a black and white set of images. Which turned out to be the best option due to the coloured card and different types of flowers used, this allowed the work to tie together more fluently.
I was really happy with the outcome of this shoot as it ended up going in the direction that I wanted to. I would like to take this to the next level and follow on from this shoot with another black and white set.
Below are a couple of the results after a slight edit and greyscale. To see more of the shots go to my portfolio- www.emily-j.com
Maybe I will do some more behind the scenes of my photo shoots, I know I find them really interesting to look at. Do you?
I’ll try to be a bit neater next time though!