It is not often that I take photographs inside my home. Not often at all. In fact, this session was the first session I ever shot in my home.
I wanted to try using studio-style lighting to take photographs of objects around my home that are interesting to me.
The first object I took photographs of is this elephant figurine that sits on my desk. Through the years it has sat on top of an armoire in the living room in my yellow house in Winona, Minnesota, on top of a tall bookshelf in Alma, Wisconsin, on my piano here in Denver, Colorado, and then when I was promoted to supervisor, it earned a spot on my desk at JCPenney. I brought the elephant home a few weeks ago, and it is now on my desk here at home.
I've always loved this figurine. I don't even remember where I bought it, but way the elephant is poised is adorable, and the texture is incredible.
The next object I chose to photograph was my figurine of Anubis, the Egyptian God who helped souls transfer from the Earthly world to the afterlife.
I bought the figurine of Anubis from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science when I visited there last spring. The figurine caught my eye, partially because I knew the mythology behind it, but mostly because the figurine was actually made in Egypt, and not in some overloaded factory in China, or Taiwan, or some other country completely unrelated to the legend of Anubis.
Next object I decided to try was my souvenir Heineken bottle. When I went to Netherlands last year, I, of course, went to Amsterdam. In case you don't know, Heineken is from Amsterdam, and the brewery is on the edge of the amazing city along the canal.
The Heineken brewery tour is amazing, and I highly recommend it to any of you traveling souls. I don't even like beer and I had an incredible time!
I took a few more images that didn't make it to the site, but I feel proud of myself for what I did accomplish with a table lamp, a footstool, a curtain, and objects around my home.
Just goes to show, you don't need a fancy studio set to take cool product shots! My studio set is safely in its bag in my closet, waiting for a large shoot.
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