I think I told you that I’ve been working on a photoshoot. If not, here are the news again; I’ve been working on a photoshoot. Yay me! Pictures won’t be published until October and I still have another shoot to do in beginning of July but this is so very exciting!
Anyhoo, my job was to do some props out of cardboard. I’ve been hot glueing and cutting and drawing like I’ve never done before (actually I NEVER have done glueing, cutting and drawing like that before!) and my hands are covered in glue burns and there’s black poster paint under my nails that I’m not able to get rid of.
Now that the shoot is done. I can think of about million ways I could have built the things smarter and have them finished nicer. I made some idiotic mistakes during the building process but that’s nothing I can do about now. However, I have managed to pinpoint the origin of those mistakes. Care to know?
The mistake was that I didn’t trust my own process. I think my regular readers can recognize my graphic style from cards that I’ve made. For example the way I do my doodle stitching.
I should have stuck with my OWN style but I started second guessing and that’s where I went wrong. Gah! I should know better by now.
Now the photographer has to fix some things on Photoshop which is not good because photoshopping is more expensive than my crafting is. On positive side, now I definitely know better. For the next shoot, I’m sticking to what I know (it will be a DIY-tutorial in connection of a fashion shoot).
The shoot was so much fun. When stylists, makeup artist, models and the photographer were doing their thing in the studio, I was in the back room trying on new specs and taking selfies.
Thrifty Finn- Total Pro
P.S. After the photoshoot was over, me and the photographer did “Trash The Props-shoot” and this is the end result:
And yes, it was me who had to return to the studio next day to clean all that up.