Everyday Objects, Extraordinary Photos

Just because an object is an everyday thing doesn’t mean that you can’t get a great photo out of it. I saw these napkins at my favorite kitchen supply store. They’re pretty, but you usually wouldn’t give them a second glance.

Get behind the lens of a camera, though, and they become much more than a napkin. They become gold-embossed, blue and white pieces of art. My apologies to whomever created the design for this napkin; I’m not sure how one goes about copy-writing a napkin. Once I began taking pictures of them, I started noticing how intricate these napkins really are.

Singer Paula Cole once said the following:

“I think it’s important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.”

I think this is a very good philosophy not to just live by, but to drive your creative mind, as well. Oftentimes we get caught up in buying things to make our photography better, when, in reality, there are things to take pictures of all around us.

Granted, I had to buy the napkins, but I found the experience very enlightening.

My Point

Don’t wait for something special to take out your camera. Take it our right now and start shooting. You never know what you will end up with!

See all of my napkin photography here!

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