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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 13. Restrict Yourself to a $20 Budget

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money on props or materials to create a striking image. Go to your local craft shop, wander around, and look for elements that inspire you. Allow your mind to roam free, and envision how an object at a craft store might transform into a striking image.

For this challenge, you are encouraged to go to a craft store because you will be surrounded by textures and colors, and you can hold the items in your hands. But for future shoots, feel free to take your prop-seeking online. Try etsy.com or wholesale online craft shops. If you have a vision of what you are looking for, you can find anything and everything online—I’ve purchased avant-garde sunglasses, ...

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