Also...please note - it does not have to be YOU. If your son COLLECTS old school Godzilla items like my 7 yr old does - that would be cool. If your husband has hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps (as shown) like my husband does - that would be work too.
Sometimes you might not even REALIZE how big this COLLECTION has gotten. When you go to snap this photo - you might be completely surprised at just how much how many you have - and just how fast this collection has grown!
Consider these ideas: A photo of your collection neatly layed out on a brightly colored background.
A photo of your collection in a big ole pile.
A photo of this collection exactly where its displayed in the house. (This could mean 15 different photos if your love for owls is scattered all around your home.)
A photo of your collection in a very neat stack.
A photo of your collection in a very crooked stack.
A photo of the "favorite" of the collection.
A photo of the "least" favorite of the collection.
A photo with you (or the owner)and the whole collection.
Of course here is some delicious calorie free Flickr eyecandy.1. IMG_0696.JPG, 2. Seashell Collection, 3. don't think i'm kidding when i say i collect lip gloss and chapstick, 4. My Bouncy Ball Collection, 5. Troll Pile, 6. cookie jars 2, 7. Bottle Caps, 8. batts, 9. message in a bottle, 10. The charm of a mortar and pestle, 11. books, 12. DSCN2177, 13. funny pens, 14. owl collection, 15. cookie cutters, 16. sept0307 043, 17. a chronicle of obsessions, 18. Pezazz!!!!!
I also want to address something really quick...when i say NO POSERS ALLOWED, this means you can't be fake in what you are snapping. It does not mean you can't take your subject out of its element and be creative with the photograph.
Let me explain by giving an example. I say take a picture of your collections. You adore big chunky beaded necklaces, but you only have one. To go out and buy three more and then take a picture of this would not be real but also unfair to all 22 of those purses you have. But to take all of your Harry Potter books off the shelf and to lay them out or stack them neatly would be OK. Does this make sense?
There will be times where the subject is "as is" meaning you have to be true to how it is at that very second - but there are times where you need to get creative with the photo. I really hope that comes across as understandable and not hypocritical.
So there it is...there is Subject Two. Collections. Compilations. Accumulation. Whether deliberately or not.
Is it earrings, purses, books by a certain author, fonts, makeup, lotions, owls, expensive china, initials, paintings by a certain artist, journals, troll dolls, Godzilla toys, hot wheels, ticket stubs, letters, or postcards.
So I ask you, what do you collect? Go snap it...and post it here.