Car boot sale and photography.

posted on 18th of october, 2010

Readers will think there is little connection between the car boot and photography but let me try to persuade you otherwise. There is a car boot sale every Sunday morning in our local football stadium often with 100 sellers offering their surplus goods some at knock down prices. If during the sale it begins to rain some sellers take any offer however small to get rid of the 'stock'.
Some of us at dreamstime use props for still life images and I will now give examples of what I have managed to pick up.

This mini easel only cost £1 but takes a magnetic board allowing me to make images using colorful magnetic letters. Examples include ' Happy Xmas ', an image about identity fraud on the internet and another ' Happy New Year 2011 '. These are only a few examples.

Another day I only managed to pick up a card sharks box of tricks

but it helped me generate an image entitled ' Cheats win every time'..
On another occasion I picked up a gold Christian Cross very cheaply and it has helped me to create several images, including sympathy and Easter cards.

I also got hold of a golden key this time from a charity shop and this simple object has created quite a few images for me on Dreamstime, such as 'key to science' , 'key to ideas' and doing quite well 'key to happiness '.

Finally just over a year ago I bought a halloween mug for just ten pence.

One sale repays the cost.
We here are mostly submitting images for love of creativity and money can't be our main concern [ although we wouldn't turn away a sale ] but finding materials to assist in creating new images can be expensive if you buy from retail outlets. I therefore hope this suggestion of attending car boot sales helps to keep your costs down and your uploads rising.
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Comments (12)

Posted by Akulamatiau on September 01, 2011
Wow, simple but effective. Thanks David for sharing!
Posted by Wildmac on October 20, 2010
Great ideas! You're port is looking great too :)
Posted by Cmoulton on October 19, 2010
Thanks for the blog, Great ideas and inspiration!
Posted by Sobek85 on October 19, 2010
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 19, 2010
Great ideas!!!
Posted by Hustgh on October 19, 2010
wonderful ideas
Posted by Justmeyo on October 19, 2010
Very nice images!
Posted by Scottysally2 on October 19, 2010
Great idea, and nice images. :)
Posted by Ewanbellamy on October 19, 2010
I do exactly the same, I'm always on the lookout for interesting props at car boot sales.
Posted by Thanatonautii on October 19, 2010
Great images! Thanks for the tip!
Posted by Keki on October 19, 2010
Nice one! Will look out for these in future :)
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on October 18, 2010
Lovely! Very nice images too!

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