Shooting inanimate objects

Here's something totally new for me. As I've been looking around Dreamstime I can't help notice some really amazing stock photos. Simple things like shots of brick walls, phones, keyboards, etc. These are things I've never played with shooting before.

After looking around last week I decided to take myself out into the rocks and take some "object" photos. Recently my favorite Cams were on sale (climbing gear) and they're really colorful. I thought they might make a good stock photo or two.

Walking around through the boulder fields of the Granite Dells I found a good spot with lighting I was happy with, and proceeded to shoot my gear. No climbing that day, just lugging a heavy pack full of stuff for a fun photo or two. And amazingly enough, some came out pretty good! This morning I had a few accepts for the photos. Nice.

Thanks to everyone out there for all the great "object" shots. I definitely have a lot to learn in that area, but it's something to toy with every time I shoot now.

Photo credits: Richard Charpentier, Raja Rc.

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October 29, 2007


If you look at the latest batch of climbing photos that I just uploaded you'll note there are no brand names on the shoes and harnesses. Cloned out the shoe names over and over. More than 20 photos that had to have the names removed. And yup, super cumbersome! :)

October 28, 2007


remember to clone out the brands! sometimes which is really cumbersome haha!

October 17, 2007



I get what you're saying. I think that's why I like doing landscapes so much! :)

Now I'll get into learning "object" shots. Last weekend I went up to Flagstaff, shot some really cool colored brick walls, rail beds, and a neat "retired" steam engine. Even if they don't fly here, I really like the photos. Nice to try something new and different!

October 16, 2007


I really like "object" shots because (1) you don't need a model release and, most importantly, (2) they don't get tired and cranky with you when you keep repositioning them to get the shot just right. =)

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