I was having sips of wine with my daughter and she needed a large print for her dining room wall. She wanted a kitchen theme. Something to do with food and dining. I had a box of old silverware tucked away with a bunch of props. The first project was to find which box of props contained the box with the silverware.
It didn’t take too long to find the utensils. They were tarnished and had a wonderful patina! Perfect! I started messing with arrangements on a side table. I started by using a barn door for a background. It didn’t seem to work out well. I went on to white and used a large softbox for the main light source. These images seemed to “talk to me” and I started shooting different set ups with each type of utensil.
The first image below is the one my daughter loved and ordered it in a 36″ X 40″ print. I also ordered a 16″ X 24″ standout print for our own kitchen wall.
The following images are the best of the other set ups. There were many more photos taking that day, but there’s not enough room to post all the photos. It’s inspiring when I can do this on my own. Setting up, composing and lighting the way I want for the way I feel at the moment relieves stress. I know I could have sat there all day and changed views, angles, focus and lighting. There comes a time to stop and step back to see what’s been accomplished.