Tree Cricket

Back in high school, my best friend and I would put our point-and-shoot cameras to the test taking artsy pictures of each other in interesting (to say the least) outfits. Then we (she) upgraded to a DSLR and I dipped my toe in, but usually she was behind the camera, getting better at taking photos of friends (for fun) and coworkers’ kids for Christmas cards (making a little cash). She also did my engagement pictures!

Anyway, last night it was my turn to get behind the camera–my new camera in fact–to have fun with my friend Lisa and take a few product shots for her Etsy shop which she has been spending a lot of time and effort, and I think the time and effort is paying off. Yesterday I’d seen the article Photo Ideas for Your Shop’s About Page and decided to take a couple fab shots of Lisa, so shoppers can see who is behind the fabulous vintage finds.

It was fun to stage something and shoot it, and then to play around with Photoshop (I used The Pioneer Woman’s “seventies” action, with a little modification). I spend a fair amount of time reading about photography, so a lot of stuff makes sense to me in theory, but I rarely get the chance to shoot a subject other than my sweet (not very patient) dog. So I was really savoring this opportunity to get some practice in. Clearly I am very much an amateur… (If you want to see some amazing pro pics, check out my other friend, Sarah.)

Just because I need to add one more link to this already link-happy post, make sure to stop by Lisa’s shop for “Vintage Lovin’s.”

What do you think? This is a hobby I would definitely like to spend more time doing :) 

Edited to include one more link. Libby did a fun recap of the Design Swap that a bunch of us ladies went to on Saturday evening. I got some interesting items that will pop up in future blog posts :)