Saturday, 12 March 2016
I've learned recently styling product images for a client isn't one of my fortes, so when I was offered the opportunity to style a pot using one of the Kew Long Tom range offered by The Orchard, I saw it as an opportunity to try again.
I've admired these crackle glazed pots for a while having first seen them at Kew a few years ago. In my head I saw a lovely spring arrangement complete with nodding daffodils, primulas and trailing ivy.
However when the pot arrived I found it didn't have a drainage hole. Another lesson learned: look carefully at the small print as well as the pretty picture.
Luckily NAH came to my rescue with a surprise birthday gift of tulips. I have very few vases and they were already stuffed with Cornish daffodils. My new pot proved to be the perfect solution.
I may pluck up the courage later to try to drill a drainage hole so it can join the terracotta long toms I have in the garden already. This blog post has a detailed guide. As for styling - I still have a lot to learn...
Update: I like this brief guide about product photography from Wix - a site I've found to be pretty good for various guides to photography. Google 'product photography' and loads of links [of varying quality] are returned in the results.
I must also go back to the still life work I did as part of Clive's course last year - I should have played around with blurring the background more for the top right and bottom left images.