Up next on How We Shot It, a fun DIY that you could do with your kids! I went to the dollar store and bought these fern leaves, maybe 7 or 8 bunches of them. I simply taped them to the wall (keeping in mind my daughters height) and stood her about 4 feet in front of them. It took some trial and error, I first had them in an open wreath formation, then I just scattered them, but this vine look is what I ultimately ended up liking the best.
There is a large window behind me and a bit to my right. I usually try not to photograph with a window directly behind me so that the lighting doesn't look flat (you'll notice slight shadows on the left side of her face creating dimension). I made sure to use a shallow depth of field (F1.4 on the canon 50 1.4) so that the foliage wasn't too much in focus.
That's it! So easy! And cheap! I've got a few other silk flowers, I'm excited to try some other stuff! I'll keep you posted! What do you think of this? Let me know if you try it out!