Something that changed my life in a lot of ways was living in South Korea. As a family we have lived a lot of places and traveled as much as possible. I have a lot of things to remind me of where I have been. One of the things I am doing in my life now is taking a Photoshop class. I have a food assignment now and I have been taking test shots to get my ideas together for this project. Here is one that I shot a few days ago:
I thought this project would mean more to me if I picked something that represented me. The mini kimchee pots in the background are from our time in Korea. The teacups were a gift from my husband when he went to Taiwan. Tea brings back memories of my time in Asia as well as England and Canada.
The photo above is unedited and was shot using my point and shoot camera. In my next photo shoot for this project I will have reconsidered the background, the lighting, and the staging. This original shoot includes approximately 300 shots, taken over the course of the day, with two different cameras. Most of them will end up in the trash can. Right now I am using them to think about what I want to change.
Since I am going to be taking and editing and thinking about this project so much you can see why I chose to shoot something that I treasure. How about you? do you have something that you photograph over and over because of what it means to you? What do you think of my test shot? The red tablecloth has to go right?