12 November 2011

Dying Light: Photo Shoot

Some days are longer than others--today has been one of those days. I woke in the quiet of the dawn and realized that I had a big day ahead. First I needed to get the car packed for the Farmer's Market. I was in a great mood starting off with my cappuccino from Noble Coffee. Then the drive to Grants Pass was glorious, we've had a wonderful autumn and the fall color has peaked during the last week. The sky was clear blue and the trees and orchards along the interstate were absolutely glowing in shades of red, yellow, orange and green, some are brazenly colorful and others more tender.
The Farmers Market was a lot of fun, familiar faces of farmers, artisans and friends gabbing, shopping and gabbing about the fantastic fall weather. My booth looked great with a light breeze and the sun shining through the silks. People were sort of excited to see me again, since I hadn't been to Market for a few weeks! The chill in the air seemed to inspire folks to want to buy scarves, and we had a few interesting chats about how to tie a scarf to what color looks best with brown hair and who has the best organic produce and bakery goods. I love talking to people and sharing tips on styling your look with scarves. I'm always surprised how many women have drawers full of scarves, but they lack the confidence or know how to tie one on, so they just don't wear them!  We have lots of fun when I show them how to "pinch an inch" and the many ways to wear a scarf.
Photo credit: Pete Gauthier
After market closed, I took a stroll in the park along the river to soak up more glorious fall color, and take a little break before doing an outdoor product photo shoot. I had one idea, but we ended up shooting in another location while the afternoon light faded away. The sunny afternoon turned to high clouds and I thought the light was just about as perfect as can be. My goal was to get some pictures to create some new product listings in my Etsy Store. Which backdrop do you prefer, the corrugated metal or the rustic wood? 
 And so the day continues, now I'll edit some of the images from today's photo shoot and write some product descriptions, and maybe even get to post a few new items online. . . zzzzzzzzzzz


  1. Which background do you prefer? Corrugated metal or rustic wood?

  2. love both! ...but the wood is my fav. for sure!
    the lighting was a bit tough on the scarves - the one w/metal is better in the scarf's favor. so maybe just a little Photoshop adjustment to get the colors up on the scarf one with the beautiful rustic wood backdrop?? great shoot! (needing to do my own soon!)


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