Getting My Props Organized (sort of)

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I was at a shoot once where I had to bring out almost everything I had in stock at Cafe Ysabel (I keep some at home and I keep some of it there for some impromptu shooting) and I realized…man, I really have to get everything organized and cataloged so that I can show my clients what I have during preproduction, especially when they want to see the containers (so that i don’t have to bring it).

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So, I started with some of my stuff at home. Slowly but surely, I’ve been taking pictures of my placemats, glasses and other food containers.

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But the hardest part about it is trying to keep taking pictures.

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After I took the pictures I posted here, I bought another round of great looking plates that are all lined up to have their photos taken…groan.

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But having these pictures made me appreciate and remember my stuff more. I can actually say that I probably have over 300 pieces…and it keeps growing every month. I hope this doesn’t classify me as a hoarder but a collector of pretty things.

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My next project is trying to improve my dish area in the basement.

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I was finally able to get a shelf that could fit some of my stuff so I can keep them in the basement. While the others become decors in my room and others still are kept in plastic boxes in our restaurant…all tucked away in the stockroom.

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The ones you see here are photos of them all together, but I have versions of them alone with a ruler in front so the client can check the perspective and everything. It’s actually a tedious system of having to take pictures of them all together and one by one but it’s worth it. At least I never have to look back in my mind and try to explain to people what the plates look like.

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  1. Wish I can take some classes from you! And you have some beautiful collection of props! Merry Christmas to you, Giannina. 🙂

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