May 17, 2012

my obsession a.k.a. it doesn't take much

It really doesn't take much to make me completely, incandescently happy - at least for the moment.  Take this example.  I've written about this obsession before and how I adore it.  Sadly, I only get to see it when I come to Ohio.  But during that time?  During that time, I'm a happy little camper.  Let me tell you (again) about... 

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my box.

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You may be sick of hearing about this.  But I don't get sick of talking about it.
My husband doesn't understand it.  To him, it's just...a box. 

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What happens when you find that perfect combination of light and darkness and softness and earthiness?  You've found your photography sweet spot.

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I photograph my oranges.

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...and last night's dinner.  Nothing is off limits.

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Remember these?

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The box.
(Clearly I need to get a life)

Have you found your photography sweet spot?


10 comments:

  1. I have started taking photos on top of my dryer. I slip covered my washer and dryer a couple of years ago because they are in my kitchen and I hated looking at them. The dryer is next to a window. Now I throw down a piece of burlap, pull back the curtain in the window, put up a hunk of foam core on the opposite side to throw light and it works perfectly. (Thank goodness for the fabulous photo editing software, Picmonkey. Even crappy shots turn out great!!)

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  2. I have a few! An old wooden milk crate with metal separating compartments for the bottles. It's just the best surface ever.

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  3. No, I haven't. I have a light tent for my etsy stuff, but it's not convenient dragging it out and setting it up for everyday things. I would love to find my photography sweet spot!

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  4. smiling here remembering my husband who sometimes just don't get my happiness at taking photos of simple things...because like you I find beauty in almost everything and yes I love your sweet spot there..

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  5. I understand you. Love the box..light, color texture...what more could a girl want for photos!? I have a cupboard...worn and crappy says my husband... but I adore it. It has side lighting from one large door... it does have limitations but most times I can find an area there that talks to me some time during the day!
    Jenni

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  6. I don't think I would even know if I found it...but I am going to look for a box just like yours and see if my photos look that good! xo

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  7. I do have a couple photography sweet spots in our house. I created a light box when we lived in a condo, and I still use that for most of my product photography.

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  8. Unfortunately, I have NOT found the sweet spot in our house yet. I got a photo tent with lights for Christmas and have been using it lately, but I'd love to have something more convenient. Now you've got me puzzling over this. Hmmmm. Wonder if I can find mine. Is yours usable at any time of the day or is it at a specific time?

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  9. Oh Lori, I'm cracking up over here! It could be worse, a wooden box is truly a small price to pay for happiness.

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  10. LOl yes the floor in my craft room - which is ridiculously stupid with a young pup cruising about - if I'm on the floor she wants to play!

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