We all enjoy the sun. And finally it’s back again! Temperatures around 30°C, the ice cream tastes even better and there’s nothing better than a nice and cool after-work drink. And that’s exactly the pictures I’m going to show you today! The day was very hot and I was supposed to take pictures of these nice drinks with their decorations – in the sunlight. The problem was that the metal had a very strong reflection and we needed to improvise! We had to arrange shades and a background as simple as possible which would make the cups look as nice as possible. I found a spot near the original location at an old concrete staircase. Sometimes, when the weather isn’t optimal (too much sun can often be more of a nuisance than cloudy or rainy weather) you need to become creative when it comes to choosing your photo spot.
The smooth concrete surface combined with the playful plants and the metal cups are the motifs I finally got. As a decoration I used some fruits, sugar and a cinnamon stick – et voilà! What I’d like to tell you is you don’t need a perfect location to take great pictures. With a little bit of imagination you can create a lot out of very little.
As usual I took the pictures with my Canon EOS 5D MarkIII and my all-time favorite lens, the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art. I love the natural atmosphere you can capture with this particular lens. The nice blurring and the bokeh you can create with an open aperture keep fascinating me time and again. This is the reason why I keep carrying it in my camera bag! I also took some pictures with the SIGMA 24-70 mm F2.8 EX DG HSM with which I’m always very contented.
I hope I could give you some tips with this little text on your creative and motivated search for an unusual photo location! 😉