How I got into Photography
When I’m not caught up in a book, I can often be found behind my camera. My love for photography developed very slowly. Once in a while I would play around with my father’s point-and-shoot digital camera when I was fourteen. Since I used my dad’s camera more than he did, he eventually got one for me. But it wasn’t until two years ago that I had saved up enough to splurge on a DSLR and took photography on as serious hobby.
The people behind it
A few months ago, I discovered the lovely bookstagram community and decided I wanted to be part of that. I started an Instagram account just for book photography, which also led me to make some wonderful new friends.
One person who especially caught my attention was Georgie through Instagram and her blog. She does stunning photography work and if I could, I’d totally engage her as my wedding photographer in future. I’d even pay her flight ;)
In any case, you can imagine my delight when Georgie asked me if I was up for some collaborative posts this year involving photography! Of course I agreed to it and thus Mise-en-scène has come to be. We would like to challenge ourselves creatively in book photography and welcome anyone who would like to join us in our endeavour.
How it works
Georgie and I will plan weekly themes to base our book photography on and post our photos on our blogs. For our first theme, we picked dreams. You don’t have to be a blogger though to participate. If you prefer to post on Tumblr or Instagram, feel free to do so.
The official hashtags are #BookishScene on Instagram and Twitter, and #bookish scene on Tumblr.
If you’re joining our photography challenge, do leave your link in the link-up widget below, so we can all check out one another’s takes on the themes.
We will be putting up a page with future themes, so that everyone can plan ahead and take their photos when they have time. Georgie and I will post our contributions on Fridays but you’re free to post yours any time in the following week. The link will be open for seven days. Don’t be shy to join. We’d love to see what all ye creative souls are waiting to unleash upon the world!
Mise-en-scène #1: Dreams
Every night I wish I had more time to read and every night I stay up longer than I should to complete a chapter, only to regret it in the morning. If I could dream the stories contained within books as a substitute for reading, I surely would.
Be sure to hop on over to Georgie’s at What She Reads to see what dreams inspired her to photograph! And take a look at the contributions added in the linky widget down below.