Photography Styling Challenge #9: Fashion

Photography Styling Challenge

Photography Styling Challenge

This month’s theme for the photography styling challenge is Fashion. Now fashion sure is interesting but really vast and comprehensive.
Ideally I would have loved, if I had some beautiful model to work with, but guess I need that kind of skill to photograph a stunning face too. And I, my dear readers, am still an amateur.

So I play safe and go with some of my favorite junk jewelry and my two most loved scarves for the shoot. I decided to picture on white background – a first for me.

Well, I have to be honest here, I have started enjoying these monthly challenges and it gives me greater pleasure when a theme challenges my creativity. I did enjoy the shoot this time but somehow am not that elated with the results. I think I could have done it better. Maybe I will do another shoot and this time with a pretty face 🙂 But for now, this is what I have –

Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

Hand Painted Scarf along with my favorite natural stone neck piece

Hand Painted Scarf along with my favorite natural stone neck piece

Big Ben on my scarf :)

Big Ben on my scarf 🙂

My favorite ring

My favorite ring

Junk Jewelry

Junk Jewelry

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. To check out the other participants, click here:

Redesigned By M
At the corner of Happy and Harried
Inge Kathleen Photography
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
The Delicious World Of Chefette Spicy
A Tree Grows In The Bayou
I Live Under A Rock Called Table Mountain
Hooked on homes
Mera Kitchen

If you would like to join in the fun please click on the photography styling challenge button in the sidebar!

To see my previous challenge entries, click here

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

Namrata

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Photography Styling Challenge #8: Patterns

Photography Styling Challenge

Photography Styling Challenge

Patterns – this month’s theme for the photo styling challenge.
Wow! I loved the idea of stylin and shooting something creative and decorative. Yea.. so excited. But I did what I do… procrastinate. Now dear friends, we have to submit the first monday of every month, and here I am… staring at my screen, fidgeting, twiddling my thumb and getting easily distracted by my itchy painful throat and a very sore head. Oh! I am a day late.

I decided to do the challenge with food this time. I spotted a braided bread on one of the blogs I stalk, and I was so eager to try them out. What better way to utilize this month’s theme and give a go to a much awaited recipe?!!
My only hitch was that I could not make variations in the braids to add more to the pattern.

Since my numb head will not let me write any more, without much ado, here are the pictures:

Braids

Braids

Criss Cross

Criss Cross

I made some tiny bite size poppers too

I made some tiny bite size poppers too

petals on patterns

petals on patterns

If you wish to join this lovely challenge, please click on the Photography Styling Challenge button in the side bar.

To check out more creativity, visit my co participants:

Redesigned By M
At the corner of Happy and Harried
Inge Kathleen Photography
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
The Delicious World Of Chefette Spicy
A Tree Grows In The Bayou
I Live Under A Rock Called Table Mountain
Hooked on homes

Would love to hear your feedback/comments/critiques!

Namrata

Photography Styling Challenge #6: Order/Organization

Photography Styling Challenge

Photography Styling Challenge

This month, M chose Order/Organization to shoot for the Photography Styling Challenge. Next month is Chaos. But Order and Chaos go hand in hand. There are two sides to every coin. Love Hate. Life Death. Order Chaos. There is a bit of chaos in order. The line is too light. The transition in a flip. The eclipse, illusionary. The perspective, personal. The result – in the mind. Er.. too deep? Well, not if you think about it.

The more I staged my scene for Order, the more chaotic it looked. It’s like, we try to create order, but chaos still reigns. Sigh. But then he walked in.
‘It sure does look busy’ he muses.
‘But if you look scrupulously, it looks quite orderly’. hmm.. Big help!, I scoff.
Shoot closely. Get intimate was his offhand remark as he walks out. And well, so I did but can you catch any order to my organization?

Hugely inspired by M’s link, I decided to play with some of my most favorite things – Art and Craft Supplies. I’m in the midst of making scrap book of a recent family vacation. I had loads and loads of material, the only thing required was styling and skill to shoot the set up.

The whole big picture looked messy, busy and too chaotic. But a little closer, things seem to make sense. I choose some of my favorite shots for this challenge and post it here for you. A complete picture is averted for obvious reasons.

My love for supplies

My love for supplies

Freshly Sharpened Pencils - who doesn't love them!

Freshly Sharpened Pencils – favorite shot!

Glitter tubes - Arrayed.

Glitter tubes – Arrayed.

Scrap Book in making

Scrap Book in making

Treasuring memories

Treasuring memories

To check out posts of other participants:

Redesigned By M
redlovinpixie
At the corner of Happy and Harried
Inge Kathleen Photography
Pies And Puggles
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
The Delicious World Of Chefette Spicy
A Tree Grows In The Bayou
I Live Under A Rock Called Table Mountain
Hooked on homes

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Photography Styling challenge #5 : Bedroom

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus

This month’s Photography Styling Challenge required us to shoot Bedrooms. The bedroom theme is the first theme to really highlight true interior styling/staging. We have a living room coming up later, but bedroom it is now.

Now, like it happens in all my challenges, I freaked out for this one too. Diwali preparations and my child’s annual day rehearsals added to the mania.

To shoot interiors can get very very challenging especially for novice photographers like me. I like to believe I was born without an aesthetic sense of styling, so my fears are compounded when I am required to stage or style. If you ever happen to visit my house, you will notice we don’t clutter and have spare, minimum furniture. No fancy vases, no lamps. Not many decorative pieces. Sigh.  In reflective moments, I’ve concluded that my sense of de clutter is an intrinsic fear to clean more 😉

Well, after myriad arrangements, stylings and shoots, here I am choosing my simplest photograph. I shot this initially and later went on to stage but after some very frustrating, harrowing innumerable moments with the stuff inside the room, somehow, this picture just spoke like a thousand words(quoting Bonaparte).

I have a host of adjectives describing this single photograph of mine but would love to read your interpretations. So what does the shot say to you, does it tell a story or has it made you curious or is it too plain and boring. Anything.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

To check out posts of other participants:

Redesigned By M
redlovinpixie
At the corner of Happy and Harried
Inge Kathleen Photography
Pies And Puggles
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
The Delicious World Of Chefette Spicy
A Tree Grows In The Bayou
I Live Under A Rock Called Table Mountain

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Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year!