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 #7: Chaos

Happy New Year Lovely People!
Chaos is not exactly what one has in mind when embarking on a new path, right? New year, fresh start, some raw resolutions and I title my post as Chaos? 🙂 don’t worry readers, I started the year fresh, pledging not to make my resolutions redundant.

Photography Styling Challenge

Photography Styling Challenge

This one is for a photography Styling Challenge put together by the very lovely M. If any of you do wish to join, please click on the Photography styling challenge button in the sidebar and join in the fun!

The theme for this month is Chaos. Last month was Order. Since order and chaos go hand in hand, M puts this interesting clause to use 3 items from last month’s order shoot.

I have photographed both Order and Chaos in the same concept: Scrap book making of a fun vacation.

Having used almost all the items from last time’s shoot, I have added a picture of a trinket box which my daughter loves to collect. The box/bottle contains myriad beads, random stones, wooden and glass junk.

Here are a few shots:

Chaos Reigns

Chaos Reigns

Supply Box - So disorganized

Supply Box – So disorganized

Beads trinkets and much more!

Beads trinkets and much more!

Filling in the gaps

Filling in the gaps

Scissors galore

Scissors galore

Well, my personal verdict is that I wish I could have used lesser items and still made it look chaotic – which is quite difficult to do. It was all so easy to keep adding stuff 🙂

To check out the lovely work of my co participants, click here:

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

Looking forward to read what you think of my chaotic mess.
I hope each one of you get what you want from this year. Have a beautiful 2014!

-Best Wishes,
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

If you would like to join this challenge, click on the Photography Styling Challenge button in the sidebar and join in the fun!

Photography Styling Challenge #4: Morning

“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my little life.”

― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles

This month’s theme of Mornings has got me nostalgic and in a very small way stopped my morning mania and forced me to smell my coffee.

That one elusive cup of brew that I crave to have in peace but so impishly eludes me. That one cup of caffeine which starts on the kitchen platform, moves to the dining table, gets carried to the room, is left on the dresser, a sip less every time it moves. And finally when its cold and dry, a little run in the microwave and back in the comfortable clasp of my fingers, standing in my balcony and sipping in content only to find that not much of it is left.

The challenge refreshed those beautiful lost mornings when my house was smaller, the husband less busy and life not very complicated. Things were simpler, we had less, enjoyed more and a simple coffee made our day – usually, mostly.

I miss those morning moments. Sharing a hot cuppa along with little tit bits of juicy news was adequate to pull us through the day’s daunting tasks. Sigh! But its not the same anymore. In a rush to excel, to fly, to run, I’ve left behind some of life’s simple pleasures.

In an effort to recreate some magic. Lost magic. I set up my room in my idea of an ideal morning. The way I would quintessentially enjoy my morning cup of coffee… where there is no haste or celerity. Where peace reigns and my morning would once again be elementary, uncomplicated and facile. Oh! how I wish.

Shooting this theme was a huge learning experience and of course a whole lot of fun. I did have glitches and hiccups during the styling, shoots and with the props, but four repeated mornings and some close to 120 shots later, I think I have chosen some decent clicks for you. But you know how it is, when you have so many to choose from, its really difficult to pick the right one.

I went experimental and shot half of them in black and white. The results were encouraging and helped me focus on a lot of topics like lighting and placement of props.

To see more pictures, please click here.

To know more about this challenge, click here.

Perfect Mornings

Perfect Mornings

A closer view

A closer view

One of my favorite shots

One in black and white

My most favorite shot

My most favorite shot

Please do check the other wonderful entires to this challenge:

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

Photography Styling Challenge #3 – Wall Vignette

It’s time for another round of photographs.
Wall Vignettes is the theme decided by M, founder-creator of this very challenging challenge. The previous two(Food and Table Setting) had all of us on our toes, till the very end. After stumbling, bumbling and falling(and failing), I had decided I am not going to mess it up again. I shall be fully prepared, in fact well in advance.

But old habits die hard and the fact that, I am particularly not too lucky adds enough salt to my wounds.

I was on a hunt. Aesthetically designed walls, with maybe murals, abstract designing, striking, haphazard yet deceptively organized was what I had in mind.
But my search turned futile most of the times. And whenever I did find something interesting, I had a main element missing – my camera. Now you know why I call myself unlucky.

Well, like the last two times, I scrambled at the very last moment to get something decent enough to put it out there.

M if you are reading this: The challenge details asks us to submit 1-5 photographs of the same subject matter. Does it mean, 1-5 photographs of the same “wall”, as in this month’s theme? Are assorted pictures of different elements but same subject allowed?

I have blogged 5 pictures of different walls. Er.. Hope I adhered to the rule..:)

Here are the following Clicks-

This picture is of my neighboring apartment.
The podium wall has an embossed mural in the shape of a tree, along with huge scattered branches.  I took many shots, but somehow this one where you get to see only a part of the whole thing appealed more than the other clicks.

An Apartment wall Mural

An Apartment wall Mural

Next, since I was on a lookout for something different, other than wall paintings and photographs, my friend suggested this handsome house, which has very interesting wall vignettes and murals. It indeed was a visual treat. My only regret was how I wished I had a better camera!

This particular wall is a part of a narrow passage. with light coming in from the two ends, the long rectangle passage offered very little natural light and space. But it was intriguing and interesting enough for me to not let it go. Hence I try to capture part of it with many lights on(thankfully they were white lights!).

Interesting Vingettes

Very Aesthetic

The house has a fascinating study, where ‘Warli Art’ is beautifully hand painted along the book shelf –

Warli Painting

Warli Painting

An exquisite serene metal embossed Buddha meditates on the other wall:

Striking Buddha Embossed

Striking Buddha Embossed

I chanced upon this art work done temporarily in a friend’s place where they celebrated “Krishna Janmashtami”, birthday of Lord Krishna. The entire set up was far away from natural light, hence after some permutations and combinations, I could get one or two clicks right.

God Krishna surrounded by peacock feathers

Krishna

The other participants of this challenge include:

Redesigned By M
redlovinpixie
At the Corner of Happy and Harried
Pies and Puggles
A Woven Life