What is the Hobby Lobby Challenge, you ask? It's basically taking staged photos inside your local Hobby Lobby (or any craft store.... any store at all for that matter). Both of my nieces are always game to help me add new photos to my website, and are always (seemingly) keen to wear my jewelry for a bit and earn a little modeling fee, or free lunches, or both.
So, I'd packed my camera inside my rather large purse... I didn't want to be too obvious and bring my camera bag, stand and flash, you know. So I stuck to basics and even used my phone a few times.
And straight to the floral department we headed! Now, I'll say that our local Hobby Lobby had a mostly, surprisingly sparse floral department with lots of unattractive
Surprisingly, we weren't asked to leave, as we wove our way from aisle to aisle, taking time to change out jewelry pieces, me directing her to stand a certain way, between certain vines or flowers. Employees and customers alike passed us by, some quizzical and some giggling with that "I watched those YouTube videos too" type of knowing that any of us who have fallen down that rabbit hole can understand.
We were really only there for about 30 minutes before I stashed my camera back in my purse and we shared a great lunch. I managed to take and edit over 20 solid images. In my excitement, I (ahem) didn't take the time to properly adjust my camera settings beforehand, so many images taken before I realized my error couldn't be salvaged. Still.... I couldn't be more tickled with the end results.
Have you done the Hobby Lobby Challenge? Are you willing to do one now? I'd love to see the images you end up with if you give it a go!
Stay creative, folks.