A conversation about photo shoot locations came up on ravelry and I realized it was a blog post waiting to happen.
You see, of the 41 patterns for which I’ve done the photography 13 of them were shot on my little 2 acre lot right here around my house.
This might not be shocking if you think I have a big, manicured yard but I really don’t. My front lawn can’t be more than 30×15 feet, and we don’t exactly have a lawn mower (of any kind) so other than weed whacking it a few times a summer it doesn’t get trimmed. Yeah – I’m that house on the road, but it doesn’t matter because I live in the country with 20 odd free ranging chickens and a clothes line*.
So yeah, 14 patterns shot on my property:
If you look at those thumbnails you can see a few similarities. But I’m also lucky to have woods, a stubbly field, and a view all in one place. And of course the photos taken against a flat wall or a fabric backdrop are practically cheating. And even more luckily my big west facing dutch doors let enough light inside for indoor photography with outdoor lighting – lucky me!
But wait, there’s more! Another 5 patterns were photographed within 5 miles from my home – which means on my road just up or down the street from my house:
And anther 10 patterns within 25 miles of my home:
So! Out of 41 photo shoots I’ve done a grand total of 29 (that’s 71%) within 25 miles of my house. So, how do I managed to get such nice photos out of my scruffy yard? I will save that for another post…
*not that the chicken graze the grass – they don’t. Just that if my property were suddenly plopped down in the middle of HOA territory my lawn probably wouldn’t be their first problem.
**Oh dear Lord, don’t look at the photos for Currants, they desperately need to be re-done…