Unlikely Martha

{#OurProject52} 8/52 – From Where I Stand

The thing I’ve learned about photography is that sometimes getting the right shot will take more than just aiming the camera at an object and pushing the shutter button. I’ve learned that getting decent pictures for this little blog will sometimes require a few hacks and tricks.

For my Pantry Makeover post I needed to get a shot of the top cabinets and standing on the floor and shooting up just wasn’t getting it for me so I had to take a bit of a drastic measure when my tripod wouldn’t get tall enough.

To get a shot of the top cabinet I ended up having to put the tripod on the bar ledge of the island and then I had to get up there with it to get the shot.


Yes, my ashy, pedicure needing feet were on the counter and I nearly had to duck to keep from getting that awful popcorn stuff in my hair…I managed to get a decent shot and get down safely….and thoroughly clean the counter.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to carefully stand on things or lay on the floor for that perfect shot. Be sure to look at different photos to get an idea of how you would like a photo to look. Analyze where the photographer may have been standing or laying and try to recreate.

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Project 52


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    February 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Girl yes! I have stood on tables, counters, boxes, ANYWHERE I NEED TO to get the perfect shot. CDub is constantly wondering why i don’t get hurt!
    LaShawn recently posted..From Where This Princess Stands….

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    Baby Teems
    February 26, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Cool! I am surprised you use a tripod up there. I would not have thought of doing that, My biggest issue is that I have a tripod but I am never using it. I don’t know what is wrong with me lol.
    Baby Teems recently posted..#OurProject52 | Week 8 | From Where I Stand

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      March 20, 2015 at 8:11 am

      You better get that tripod out!

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    February 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I recently realized that I will get better pictures of my kids when I am down on their level. That should’ve been common sense to me but I’m just learning that lesson. Your pantry pics turned out great!
    Tia recently posted..#OurProject52: From Where I Stand

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      March 20, 2015 at 8:11 am

      I’m telling you. It seems that would be the obvious but its not. When I learned that trick it was life changing.Laying on the floor will get you the most amazing photos.

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    Daenel T
    February 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Yes! I’ve laid on the ground, turned upside down, and knelt in dirt to get a good shot. The one thing I have a hard time with is standing in the cold. Too many nopes.
    Daenel T recently posted..From Where I Stand {#OurProject52}

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    February 27, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Great tip! I’m going to start experimenting at different levels.
    Sonya recently posted..Double Yolk Egg #ourproject52 Week 8

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    March 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I need to hurry up and catch up for this challenge!
    Carla recently posted..February’s Reflections + March’s Intentions

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