This is part of the ongoing series I call, “You want me to photograph that?” If you missed the first one, click here.
Sam: “You’ll either like this item or you’ll hate it.”
I was intrigued with the object he wanted me to photograph for the “You want me to photograph that?” series.
He explained the uses for this bullet. I listened and took notes.
When I arrived home I immediately tried photographing the bullet.
This is a standard photo – and a reflection of me trying to get used to photographing a small item.
My attempt at getting creative: placing the bullet upright.
I decided it would be fun to incorporate an N Scale train conductor into the scene.
This is where the photo shoot took quite a turn. Among my unusual stash of stuff I have a dead butterfly / moth. I decided to put it to use by incorporating with the bullet. Now the bullet has wings.
I also have branches in my collection of ‘natural’ items. It seemed appropriate the winged bullet should perch on a branch.
I added a sky background to add authenticity to the scene. 😉
Next I added flowers for a softer touch.
One last photo. As you can imagine, I had a difficult time narrowing down the number of photos to share.
Remember, when I started shooting this item I wasn’t very inspired. The shots are nice but I knew I could do something more. So my solution: I let time pass and waited for inspiration to come – and it did! Sometimes when you feel uninspired it’s best not to force matters. Wait for that spark of creativity – it will come and when it does the process is a whole lot easier and fun.
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Date: October 2013
Thank you Sam! I enjoyed this challenge.