The one thing you can associate with the name Sincrerestoryteller whole heartedly is Gypsophilia. They are my absolute favorite, easy on the pocket and so extremely versatile.
I am often asked how I procure/store and use these beauties :
So here goes,
Procuring Gypsophilia or commonly known as baby’s breath :
I do not buy them. I usually just head over to the local florist and get a huge bunch for about 250 INR and sundry them upside down. But just in case you are very lazy to do that you can always head over to this, this and this and buy yourself a readily made beautifully dried bunch.
They are extremely delicate when fully dried and break easily at the slightest touch. So its best to dry them in bunches of various sizes to avoid over handling and separating later on. I Usually wrap them gently in butter paper post the shoot and keep them in a separate box to avoid crushing.
Using Gypsophilia in Photography
For me they have become a sort of photographic signature. I can and mostly do use them in every kind od scenario and setup. And the photos are proof that they do actually work. They are by far the most versatile prop I have come across followed closely by old books. They can be used in the background to give a magically blurry depth of field effect or in the foreground to give the illusion of a filled frame. Trust me you cannot go wrong with them.
Do head over to the Sincerestoryteller feed to see the gypsies (that’s what they are lovingly called) in action and if you like what you see don’t forget to share the love.