Sometimes things can get expensive for a photographer and you can’t always buy the fancy-nancy props that you wish you had. Well, a lot of times you can make simple, affordable, and unique props yourself! Today, I want to show you how to create a flower crown in this short video with the following tools:
DIY Floral Crown
1. Floral Wire
2. About 15-20 flowers (of your choice, depending on size)
4. Pruners (to trim the stems)
5. *Optional* Floral tape
6. Small wire cutters (or junky scissors that are on hand)
You can make these using flowers from your garden or you can purchase a small bouquet of flowers. For a more longer lasting floral crown, purchase faux flowers! If you are looking to purchase the items needed to make this, check out your local dollar store, unless you already have them on hand.
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Are you a hobbyist or in the business of photography?
Actually, I am neither. I say this because not only do I enjoy and have fun photographing things, but it is my passion. I feel that it is my ‘job’ to try my best to put smiles on faces and brighten their days with my images. But I will start a business in the future when the time is right!
When did your love affair with photography begin?
I first had a spark for photography when I was six years old, but it really became a part of me at the age of eight. I actually would look at something and ‘click’ my eyes as if I were capturing the moment! I wanted to keep the beauty of everything close to me in some way! Then my dream came true, I received my first digital point and shoot on my eighth birthday, right then, I knew as I held it, that this was what I wanted to do in life, and loved and cherished photography ever since. It’s hard to explain really. I feel my love for it is indescribable a lot of times. 🙂
What gear do you have in your bag?
My lovley Canon 7D, 85mm 1.4 and Canon 50mm 1.8. I usually prefer the 50mm over the 85. Although I do not have much to work with I try to be creative in the way I use them.
What is your absolute best thrifted photography find?
My Minolta X-370s film camera!I found this little bud hanging on the wall in a case behind an old dresser at an antique mall. It was my intention to find a film camera that day, and I had to scavenge through the same aisles multiple times before I found it. I love older cameras especially if they work! 😉 Collecting them is a favorite of mine. I have always loved film. It has a special place in my heart even though I just started shooting it. I have shot a few rolls, and have a blast with it. So in love with it and very happy to finally have a film camera!
Have you learned anything in your journey that you think would be beneficial to other photographers?
Never doubt yourself or your talent, and never try to imitate another photographers style. I learned that this never got anyone anywhere. You have your own talent and your own style, no one can be you! Although you may not like the way your photos look now you’ll discover your true style through tons of mistakes and heartache, but you will discover that special talent you have!
Remember: A great photographer is not in the camera nor in the equipment you buy; it’s in you, and the way your heart and eyes see the world.
Also, learn all you can about photography, we can never learn enough! Blogs, books, tutorials, videos, photography groups, help from fellow photographers, and even workshops are a great way to learn tons of things.
About the photographer:
I’m a 15 year old girl living in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m a photographer, graphic designer, and blogger. As a child, I always loved creating things. The love for photography was first discovered when I was about eight years old.. years later, it eventually turned into what it is now, a passion. It is something I love to do with all my heart. And it has opened a way for me to do what I’ve always loved to do, create with my heart, share my work for the good of others by inspiring and encouraging them and being closer to God than I ever was before. It has been an amazing journey and I am excited to continue with my passion for years to come.