In today’s article, I will not post a recipe but a set of green juice photos that was rather painful to create. Unfortunately everything is not always chocolate and macarons in my creative process… This is my second entry for the Winter Challenge from The Little Plantation and it was not an easy one let me tell you!
Lack of inspiration
The theme was Cabbage, Kale or Celery. It didn’t inspired me at all. I decided to do a green juice because I drink juice every morning. At first I wanted to give up and focus on the next challenge but then I realized ” What if it was for a client? What if one day I have to create something the really doesn’t inspire me at all?” I still need to deliver something even if I don’t feel like it. So I kept at it and pushed through this photoshoot whatever the result would be.
Lack of preparation
My lack of preparation made it more difficult to do. Usually I have a fairly good idea of the setting I want: what props, what kind of mood, the lighting, or what composition I roughly want to try. Sometime I deviate a lot and the final result doesn’t remotely look like what I was planing and I’m totally fine with that. But this time I just told myself “Well, I’m just going to improvise.”
It was not the best idea I had this week. Some people are good in improvising, I am not one of those. It was really painful to find a good composition and I stayed in my comfort zone, taking no risk, no exploration. It’s not complete rubbish but I know I am able to do better.
So yes, I’m still glad of this photoshoot because I learned 2 valuable lessons:
- Even if you are not inspired, push trough it, don’t give up before even trying to do something.
- Be prepared (if time and circumstances allow it)
I went for a clean look. White and light blue background with only one glass of green juice. The photo would be decent stock photography with lots of empty space to add text.
I spend a fair amount of time colour grading the photos because for some reasons it was so far from a good white balance. When using cool colours as green and blue, it’s hard to find the right white balance.