Friday, July 16, 2010

The shoot!

9am - it was all on! Jake was delivered at daycare, Rhys was freezing his toes off in the car in an attempt to keep the iceblocks from melting and Ingrid and I were in dire need of COFFEE!
The studio for now is my back porch! The set up has amazingly given us pretty professional results. We have been draping a variety of fabrics around to manipulate the light and have the camera set up to the laptop and are using a programme to give us the correct dimensions. The annoying thing for 2 busy mums is the set up and tidy up! Time is so precious at the moment and every minute counts.

We were shooting iceblocks, meringues, cute cookies cut into shapes and lemon tarts - hmmm maybe a little bit adventurous for the 9-4 slot with a crawling baby and challenging lighting conditions.

Hurray - the iceblocks works a treat - great vibrant colours, very summery considering we were chilly and even better - they didnt melt on us unlike our previous attempts with icecream.

The meringues were another story - our vision was pretty/white/pink/romance/vintage. The challenge was everything white look grey. The pics looked acceptable (see previously posted image) but we want them to look amazing and devine so back to the drawing board.
The cookies also gave us dramas. How do we make these delicious morsels look as good as they taste? How to we focus on making the cookies shine and not the beautiful background? The sisters decided to "re-group" and "re-evaluate".
We need a studio so we can have more control over the lighting and be able to shoot indoors day or night as well as a space for our increasing array of beautiful objects used in our photography.
Ideas and options - we are a step further towards our dream!

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness,heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.

Bethany Hamilton
greatest female surfer of our time

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