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Style Pin 01 – Lessons in Styling

I’m adding a new column to the blog this year: Style Pin. Since this is the year I have decided to focus my blog on styling lessons and teaching opportunities like workshops and “how to” posts, it seemed like the perfect combination! I thought sharing some stylist pointers on Fridays would be a great way to share my experience and expertise. I will be pointing out why I pinned a particular photograph, why it’s styled well, and what to look for when you’re shooting for your own purposes. Whether you are shooting or styling for your own blog or a client, I hope a few trade secrets will be helpful.

So many people use pinterest as inspiration, myself included. I am totally obsessed because it’s the most fabulous style resource and visual distraction. I am going to be sharing my tips and views on why I pinned something and why I love the style. Here goes… what makes this space so stylish to me?

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Less is More: When styling for the camera, less is always more. Editing it the most important skill a photo stylist can have. One of the most important lessons I have learned over the years is to translate the art of editing to my own home. This space has so much void space. When styling a photograph or styling your own space don’t be afraid of blank spaces. The oranges add a bit of life, not just because of the lovely orange color, but because they are alive.When you add something organic or real to a vignette it completes the space and brings instant personality.

Stylist secret: When we’re on a shoot and a shot is not working sometimes just hauling in a plant, or something alive (this includes a dog or a person blurred in the background as well) helps a shot tremendously. Sometime shots can be static and boring so a little life (literally) can transform a boring shot into a lovely shot.

Follow me on pinterest…more style pin tips next week. I will be announcing 2 prop/food photography workshops in the next few weeks. Make sure you look out for the sign up sheet and sign up spots will be limited.

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