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Friday, October 5, 2012

Soap Porn Photo Challenge Results

Some of you may not know about the Facebook group I started called Soaper's Retreat.  I really started it as an extention of this blog....to extend it into more of a community.  It has taken off and I am so in love with how things are going.  There are over 600 members and there is consistent sharing, advising, asking, venting....etc.  We are tapping into eachother's knowledge banks and saving all sorts of time and heartache.  You must request to join, but anyone can accept your request.

Sooooo... I decided that as an artist, it's always good to be challenged out of my comfort zone once in a while to explore a new perspective, experience a new medium....whatever the challenge may be.  So I set up an impromptu challenge for everyone in The Soaper's Retreat and gave only 30 hours to complete and post the photos from the challenge.

This was the challenge:

Soap Porn Photo Challenge:

We need some serious soap porn here. Get your cameras out. Everyone has an assignment: Take one picture by natural light at a different angle than you usually take your photos. Then post in this group. Winners of this CHALLENGE will be in my next blog post on The Soap Bar blog.  I'll choose three winners. All entries need to say "Soap Porn Photo Challenge" and need to be posted here in this group by Thursday at 3pm Eastern time (Florida, USA time!)
This is supposed to be fun, so have a good time!


Such nice shots were taken.  Not just beautiful soaps, but great photography!  I think, perhaps, some of you stretched out of your comfort zone and were pleasantly surprised.  Am I right?  I am proud of every one of you who put yourself out there.  This is a community and I am honored and proud to be a part of it all.

Now, on to my three favorites of the bunch:





Soap: Heaven in a Cup (Mocha, Hazelnut, Coffee + Vanilla with Cherry on top)
Location: On worktable with window lighting in the afternoon
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Soap: Lavender Mint
Location: My Lanai
Light: Natural light from the window





Soap: Unscented/Uncolored Pumpkin Soap
Location: Work table
Light: Natural light from the window


 I personally believe that natural light takes products and enhances their natural beauty.  I urge you to continue taking no-flash photos of your soaps until you are more comfortable.  Thank you so much for participating in this quick and fun roller coaster ride.  Let's do another one soon!

 

11 comments:

Theresa Mendez said...

Congratulations to the winning artists! They are all so beautiful! It was a fun challenge and yes it was great to stretch out of the comfort zone.

Robin said...

Congrats to the winners! That was tough competition! So many gorgeous soaps / photos.

Mossy Creek Soap said...

Congrats to all the winners and to everyone that participated! These three were my personal favorites!

Jen said...

WOW thank you so much again Joanna for putting on this contest. I'm so flattered that you liked my picture :D

Amy Warden said...

These are great soapy photos!! I know it was a difficult choice - congratulations to the winners!!

Leann said...

Congratulations. To the winners, but also to everyone who participated! I enjoyed seeing each and every one. Great photos!

Cyndy said...

Congrats to the winners! Product photos are a constant challenge. Inspiring photos from others always help!

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