Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simply Saturday

I've spent the morning emptying the rest of the pantry (the floor was already emptied when we installed the new floor tiles) and then putting it all back in.  I tried to organize it a little better by putting the most commonly used things at eye level.  I also wanted to emphasize the canned goods that either we have canned or someone has given us. I want more home-canned goods in there.  In fact, I would like it to be ALL home-canned goods one day!

It's mostly jellies: guava, blackberry, strawberry, apple and peach; some apple butter, pickle relish (both dill and sweet), tomatoes and some home made soup.

I want to keep the pantry simple... simple, wholesome foods.  I have a few items still in there that needs to be eaten up but I won't be replacing them once they're gone.  Our goal is to eat simple, home-grown, wholesome food.  It's better for our health and it's a lot easier on the wallet!

My other project for the day is to photograph a few items that I want to list on eBay or craigslist.  I am simplifying my craft area and keeping only the items that I really enjoy.  Since I like making things with my hands I have accumulated WAY too much 'stuff' over the years for all the different craft projects!  So, I've narrowed down my craftiness to those that I enjoy and will have a dual purpose, i.e., crocheting, cross-stitching and sewing.  The rest has to go; either sold online or donated to the local thrift store.  I feel overwhelmed every time I walk into our office/craft room.  I don't like feeling overwhelmed.

I've always been a landscape/outdoor photographer so this will be a challenge shooting the items for sale indoors and making them appealing.

This was taken on Auto setting with flash on.  I would like the whole picture to be in focus and not just part of it.  Any tips from you photographers out there in Bloggerville?  I'd love any and all suggestions!

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Till next time,


TexWisGirl said...

no tips from me! i'm an outdoor photog most times myself!

Debbie Linkous said...

Try shooting at f/11. The higher the aperture the broader the depth of field....I think LOL

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

I would just cheat and photograph from above playing with flash on and off.

Christine said...

Try using your landscape setting. I even use it photographing flowers sometimes and it seems to work for me.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

If you lived closer I'd give you some dill sandwich pickles to add to your collection! :-)

Mary said...

I agree with Debbie. I'd just shoot from above. ;)

~Kristin~ said...

Love me a good pantry...but have no clue about picture taking. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Higher apeture/Fstops = increased depth of field. The problem is that you then need more light. You could just shoot from above but that would be a pretty boring shot. If you have a tripod you can shoot at a higher fstop then drop your shutter speed until you get the exposure you want. Once you get below 1/30 of a sec you may want to buy a remote so you don't get any camera shake.

Let me know how it goes.

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