Photography Styling Challenge #10- Light

It is an odd feeling when you see how over time your own work seem full of flaws… it happens with me when I look at some DIYs (photos, art or craft work, writing etc.) that I did in the past, which at the time seemed great; I get this urge to re-do it. There are times when I have re-done it, on most other occasions I let it be, as a reminder to learn from my mistakes or just to keep it as a scale to compare my work -from then to now. Does that happen to you too? What do you do? Do you re-do it or let it be? When I made PSC #10 –Light blog post, I was supposed to work on PSC #8- Patterns (I got a little mixed up) it’s sitting in my drafts and now I don’t like it enough to post it. Came up with this instead, at the moment I am happy with it… let me see if it stays this way!

While contributing to the Earth Hour on the 29th of March, this year, out at night on our porch, I stumbled upon this idea and took a few photos keeping in mind the theme for ‘M’s Photography Styling Challenge #10- Light’.20140406-220645.jpg

As I said, the shoot plan happened by chance when I saw beautiful shadows being cast on our boundary wall.  It was much fun as I styled my ‘selfie’ shoot for the shadow-play against the light!

The source of light was a street light, next to our boundary wall, which obviously, I couldn’t manipulate. And the screen for our shadow-play was our boundary wall on the other side. To see the before/original setting of this shoot  Click here.

What I did manipulate were the pots and plants which I placed and replaced till I was happy with the look on the wall.

If you look closely you’d find that in all of the photographs the plant shadows are different. The lovely  neon yellow of the street light gave me an excellent canvas to play with. Some photos are a little out of focus as I couldn’t really adjust my camera well, I am still learning.

Kids helped me in lifting the huge planters for styling! I tried styling with smaller plants, tall ones, bushy ones to get a frame kind of a look on the wall.

I took a lot of pictures that day, some really funny ones… more than the photos it was the fun time that I captured that day! I hope you enjoy the photographs!

To check out the other participants, click here:

Redesigned By M

At The Corner of Happy and Harried

My Food Tapestry

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

Hooked on Homes

Samta Photography

Miss Wang Photography

Simply Vegetarian 777

To see my previous PSC entries, click here

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Photography Styling Challenge #9- Fashion

I can’t believe that we are already in the third month of 2014! The Boards are on! You may find it annoying that I bring up Boards every time, but that’s what we have been living, breathing, eating and, sleeping since the beginning of this year! The situation happens to be the same not only at School but also at my home … this time the professional hazard has trickled down to home as well since our son is taking the Board exams this month. No respite anywhere… We all are waiting for mid April when life shall return to normalcy. We are longing for those stress free ‘phari’(flea market)shopping sprees, mindless outings, family holidays, entertaining, movies, malling, picnics, road trips, ice-cream long drives or just do-nothing and stay-in-bed-all-day!  Oh BTW did I mention that our daughter, too, is taking her Annual Exams? Can’t wait for this month to get over!

Coming back to the post, I always look forward to is the Photography Styling Challenge by M, every month. Practice interior styling and improve your photography in the Photography Styling Challenge. Participants welcome! | Redesigned By MI really enjoy this little interaction and have learned a lot from all the members of this Photograpphy Styling Challenge. This month’s challenge is Fashion. I wish I had a model to work with… everyone whom I approached refused, including my own children and hubby! So I had to improvise… while cleaning & organizing my dressing table I hit upon this idea of going all ‘girlie’ for this month’s challenge! And why not, 8th of March is around the corner! Here is my take on Photography Styling Challenge #9-Fashion… a few of my favourite things… including the flowers and the peacock feather! Inspired by the glossy fashion magazines!

Another shot of big girl play things!

My all time favourite dressy things!

This rose ‘attar’ (concentrated perfume) is a gift from a friend in Dubai, it is heavenly. I love the shape of the bottle too! I tried to make some perfect droplets for this pic , tried the glycerin trick but failed in my attempts… any tips?

It took me a while to find this pair of white sandals, almost a year-long search!  It’s been three years since then, they look new don’t they? Because I do take good care… also, I’ve just worn them twice!:-)

That’s it, from me to M’s PSC…do hop over to these other amazingly talented members of this challenge, you would will love ‘em all, I promise! And happy to know that this group is growing!

To check out last month’s Photography Styling Challenge #8- Patterns ‘click here’.

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