Modern Prairie Girl Photo Challenge!


Sometimes things lurking in your kitchen can be such fun props for making photo art.

Sometimes all you need is:

your kid…

a pomegranate…

white seamless paper…

…and a new toy!

Loving this Lens Baby…having fun playing with it.

This was actually shot because I was looking for something interesting to do my encaustic tricks on this weekend. After all, it is encaustic month in our Great Medium Experiment.

I’m so excited because I’m going to Art Media in Portland tomorrow ALONE (translation: I can peruse the aisles without tugging kidlets) and buy some Ampersand boards for some wax slingin’!


Okay, lovelies! Are you ready?! It’s photo challenge time…

1) find something “still-life-ish” in your home…fruit, vintage item, book, get the idea.

2) Look over the tutorials  (keep in mind Day One starts at the bottom of the link) and set your aperture on the lowest one you’ve got (I shot at 2.8)…you DO NOT need a special lens for this adventure.

3) Grab a piece of long drawing paper..white is best…prop it up against something in your garage or window (light needs to be good comin’ in) and prop it up so it makes a mini wall and mini floor for your still life item.

4) Optional: grab a kidlet and have them hold the best with edible ones (items, not kids..heehee). Avoid having them look at the camera for an “artsy look”.

5) Also optional: If you’ve used textures before, throw one on that image and see what turns up.

5) Email me your fave image!

The maker of the winning image will receive some one-on-one photo tutorial question/answer time with moi…either through email or phone..your choice!

BE BRAVE, lovelies…take a leap, make some art and send it to MPG Land.

Happy weekend!


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6 Responses to Modern Prairie Girl Photo Challenge!

  1. lissa says:

    Hey sweetie pie! My girls are home this weekend but if I have time I will participate! I threw a gigantic temper tantrum last night over my photography. My poor husband. :) He was trying so hard to help me. I get so frustrated sometimes….

    LOVE the pom collage! super cool girlie!

    and every time I see that cute yellow stripe dress at anthro I think of you. I just love it so much pretty girl!

  2. Kim says:

    LOVE how those turned out! You have such an eye for fun~
    Miss you,

  3. kristin says:

    oh those are *amazing* have wanted a lens baby for awhile now, sadly they won’t work with my camera…time to upgrade i guess!! :0)
    if i get a chance this weekend to even look at my camera i’ll for sure send one along!!
    enjoy your weekend!!

    prairie xo,

  4. Mikal says:

    What a fun idea! Enjoy your shopping time today!! :)

  5. Pamela says:

    Between you and Jeanne O. I have a mission this weekend! Here goes!

  6. this looks like so much fun!
    i love learning new tricks with my camera.

    your blog is lovely and i adore your banner.

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