... where it's not about the camera.
What do the people at the grocery think of you taking your camera in the store like that? or do you take photos of the stuff when it gets home? (which is what i should have asked the first time)
These shots are downright sensual! Good lord, I'm getting into these vege shots waaaaay too much...
>>What do the people at the grocery think... <<They don't think anything about it because they don't know I'm doing it. If they did, they'd tell me to stop it... and perhaps wrestle me to the ground in the process. A nice girl called me recently to talk about hiring me to shoot some fruits and vegetables. She had seen the blog and we had a nice discussion. At some point she stopped and said "wait a minute, you're not saying you shoot these things in the store are you?" Yep... it's weird I know, but I do. Part of the fun of this blog is that I shoot most of the stuff with a tiny little amateur-class camera just grabbing stuff as life goes by. It's very different from my professional work, but it helps to demonstrate that photography is done by the photographer and not the camera or the fancy lighting equipment, etc.
Well, it is an excellent demonstration of your skills, Rick. Mine would never be as good -but you have given me an idea. I might take my camera next time I go to the store and see what happens.
I've been taking pictures in stores for a little while and I've never had any problems. If there's a store employee anywhere around I ask if it's ok and they always say sure. It probably helps that I'm usually in the company of a toddler. They might think I'm taking pictures of him.I love these shots, BTW.
A lot of stores have very definite "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" policies. Sometimes it just depends on who you talk to, but if you ask, you are running the risk of getting a "no". So I just do it surrepticiously. If there is an employee around I act nonchalant. [whistling... ladedaaa] It's easy if you are using a small camera. For instance, in the public areas of malls, you might think it would be just fine to shoot pictures. And if you look like a casual tourist amateur, it's unlikely that security would bother you. But carry a big camera bag, and pull out a serious looking camera and all of a sudden you'll be descended upon like a terrorist. They have their policies and they are entitled to that. They can't keep you from shooting exterior pictures from a truly public sidewalk or street however.... even though they may try.
I've often wondered what you use to take these photos and while I agree with you about the photographer doing the photography and not the fancy-shmance equipment, that doesn't do much for my year long campaign to get a digital SLR from the hubby :P.But I did actually imagine you with an SLR at the grocery store, honed in on the produce, trying to get the perfect shot. How funny that you use a little point-and-shoot to get these.
BTW... Judy, what do you think about the negative space in that banana shot? I was thinking about you when I shot it. It's really more a shot of the negative space than it is of the bananas.
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