I bought a new door. Ok, so it isn't new...I bought an OLD door. Weathered and worn, old and BEAUTIFUL. I found it at a GREAT place Brown's Building Materials. They have old and new supplies there. It is a super cool place to get props...especially if you are in to this particular aesthetic, which as I am sure you are figuring out...I do! I have only used it with my children so far, but I think it is going to be in my arsenal for a bit. Oh, and did I mention that it only cost me $8.15 (and that is after the tax man gets his share)!
Here it is, my cheap and wonderful find!
The second picture was lit with my newly made "beauty dish". My husband found a blog that show how to do it. Yes, it isn't super fancy, but and to me this is a pretty big but, it was inexpensive to make and it works pretty stinking well. Here is the real kicker...after taxes, all the components cost a mere $25. That isn't a typo, and I have used it for a few product shots now and the results are pretty darn good.
These are a couple of the shots I was able to capture with the dish...as you can tell the products are hair fashion, so head shots seemed like the way to go.
Being that I am pretty new to this game, I am not claiming to be prefect or to have the best ideas or the greatest amount of knowledge or wisdom in the field of photography. I am just sharing what I do, and what I use. I rely heavily on the blogs and classes that are offered by those who really are at that level, and then share what I have done with that!