Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. However, photographing it is sometimes difficult. For an example, you see the scene that you want in your mind, but what are you supposed to do now? Go out and find it, or make it.
One of Cindy’s favorite television stations is HGTV. She really enjoys watching them design different spaces. Recently, they had a special on The Making of the New HGTV Magazine. The magazine has a feature titled How Bad is It… Where they ask and answer all these different questions. In this particular article they were asking How Bad is it to Pick Flowers From Your Neighbor’s Garden. For the lead picture they had pictured sod then the flower garden with these beautiful flowers growing.
If you watch the video you can fast forward to around the 22:00 minute mark where they go in to detail how the photography was setup. Everything was shot inside. They laid the sod on a table and then some dirt and some flowers that they had flown in from Holland. It is very interesting from a photographer’s point of view.
So that gave me the inspiration for today’s post. Instead of finding an autumn scene I would create one inside. I collected some colorful leaves, nuts, pine straw, and a rock. Then I borrowed some moss from Cindy. I arranged the scene in my little studio pictured below that I wrote about recently in my post titled Tethered, and shot away. It was really fun.