Now that we have started talking about props, today's lesson is deceptively simple.
What you will do today may look boring and non-photography related. The truth is that today's small assignment can give you massive results in the long term.
So today, we’ll talk about how to use props effectively and efficiently. In fact let me rephrase that… today we’ll find and organize props. Yes! you heard it right.
But you are probably either thinking that this is just too simple to be a lesson or that I don't know how organizing my props is going to improve my food photos.
Have you ever been to a professional kitchen? or a world class manufacturing facility? These and other professionals in many industries practice a philosophy called "Everything in its place and a place for everything."
By first deciding a place for everything and then putting them in the right place, you not only minimize clutter but also start getting inspiration for your food photos.
Even if this feel too simple, do it anyway.
I prefer to arrange the props by type – for example, I have all the dishes in one area, kitchen napkins in other, flatware/silverware in the third location. This way I can clearly see my options for fabric and what dish will complete the story.
There are also other ways to organize your props. Some prefer to organize props by color. Whatever method suits you, go ahead and use that to arrange the props. Don't forget to tell us about your way of arranging these props.
So today’s challenge is designed to be simple and you don't need to pick up a camera if you don't want to. '
Read the entire assignment before starting the challenge.
Time estimated: 30-60 mins (or more depending on what condition your props are)
Step 1 – Today, the first thing you need to do is count all the different props you have. Where ever they may be stored, those need to be brought in one place and stored.
Step 2 – Decide how you want to store them? By type or by color or some other way?
Step 3 – Arrange your props according to your decision in Step 2.
Step 4 – Optional - Once everything is arranged, take a photograph of the arrangement and upload the photo/s of the arrangement on Facebook group. Please note: Please post the photos only in this facebook group album (for Lesson 13 Album).