How booze supports my photography…literally.
I’ve had several people ask where I take my closeup photography shots at, such as the ones I did of my veggies that I turned into canvas artwork. Well, I’ll share my secret with you. I take them on my kitchen table. My tricks include small backgrounds and a few other essential items including: Two tall and heavy items (such as but not limited to Arbor Mist), paperclips, large printed backgrounds from your local printer (I’ll go more in to depth about this below).
I acquired these backgrounds by printing them at my local printer (Marathon Press here in Norfolk). All you would need to do is purchase a few different background images that you like off of shutterstock.com (high-res) OR take your own photos of textures, send them to the printer, and they’ll print them up for ya! A very inexpensive option for smaller subjects. These are about 24″ by 32″.
Once you have your backgrounds, prop them up like such. Don’t judge me, I can feel you judging me! Make sure to prop them up in front of a window with full natural light.
Finally, smash up your seems as close as you can and shoot! It helps if you have beautiful friends and their invites to take photos of too! 😉
Play with lighting by adding a lamp nearby to eliminate shadows or try taking your photos directly outside at the golden hour! The sky’s the limit my loves! Now go snap, drink and create!