I used to shoot every single day. Everything that striked my fancy or caught my eye. Now I shoot in spurts. When it takes me. I then shoot a lot, and put the camera away until it hits me again. I think this winter has been hard on many, on most days when I get home, I just want to grab a coffee and rest. This winter is endless, we had snow yesterday and a comfy -20C temp. Weather people have predicted spring temps under the median. Can you feel my excitement? I can’t wait to shoot outside, with spontaneity, catching the light as it shows. But for now I need to be organized if I want to produce some images because if I listen to that little voice, it’ll tell me to head back to the coffee machine…
Here’s a couple of images I’ve taken, on my latest shoot. I had bought tulips, so I planned what I wanted and got it done. That’s usually how I work, I decide what I want, get the supplies or props I need, write things down or even sketch some images if needed, then I shoot away. I edited them with a more film-ish base, for I wanted a certain mood for them. I used my tulips until all I was left with were petals. Most of these images are already available as RM work, I think that planning them ahead with a purpose in mind helped building a cohesive collection that would benefit my portfolio 🙂 (See right sidebar).
I haven’t shot anything else since then, but, I’ve just bought more fresh tulips 🙂 This post is part of a blog circle, visit my friend Abby and leave some love along the way…
Oh these are all so pretty! I want petals on my pillow now! xxx
Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs with hopes of spring in the future!
I love them all, they are so beautiful. And coherent.
I, too, go about photographing in spurts, when it hits, it hits. I wish I had a little more time to also prop up shoots, but with work from 8 – 6 it just hardly happens. But when it does, I get all excited and love it.
beautiful images Isabelle! I love these purple tulips 🙂 I, too, am looking so forward to spring!
I have followed you for some time now all of your images are lovely planned or not! I do see these used in so many ways decor & commercial wise. Thank you for sharing your process with all of us, it is truly is inspiring.
Tulips are my favourite flowers and i love your images of them – just beautiful. Spring is finally starting here – we have daffodils out now and it has been very mild. I hope that your snow goes soon!
I love tulips and your photos are some of the best tulips photos I’ve seen. I am also longing to get out and about with my camera – soon, very soon!