A while ago, Marina over at mexploring.blog went hunting for pink in her home town, Oslo. She proposed her readers join the hunt. Pink isn’t my color, but ultramarine blue, turquoise, teal, pastel mint and olive green are – and all the shades in between. Then I love to add a splash of lemon yellow to brighten things up. I have a lot of these colors at home and, instead of going downtown, decided I would go hunting right here, in the jungle that is our home…
I focused mainly on blue and found a lot of blue objects. But presenting them nicely in photos was much harder than I expected! I’m always sneering at fashion/beauty “social influencers” who advertise the free merchandise they are given, but now I have to step back and give a little credit to those of them who take their own photos – it’s not as easy as it looks!
Though I guess practice makes perfect. I don’t usually take this type of pictures – planned ones. My photos are usually spontaneous ones of a moment or detail that catches my eye, looks interesting, funny or beautiful. And of my babies (believe me, I have a whole bunch of baby photos!!)
So… what I ended up doing was gathering some very random objects together, like in the fashion/gossip magazines I used to read when I was younger (Cosmopolitan, Elle and such). I was half giggling to myself because it looked so kitsch, in a I’m-trying-so-very-hard way, and it’s so not me. But I was only thinking of colors here, and trying to collect and compose them in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. Never mind that it makes absolutely no sense to put your camera, two books, a bag and a blanket on the floor and photograph them!!
The results of my hunt turned out quite different from Marina’s… her post was absolutely lovely with pink gathered in many pictures in such an effortless way… In the end, this is all I came up with! The rest of the pictures and collages were not good enough to post here.
Are you good at photographing everyday objects around the house? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?