This week I transformed my office into a rustic/industrial brew house and photographed this coffee still life.
This is what you do when you have some camera gear, some coffee, and 30 minutes to have some fun. Check out this video I made taking you through every step of capturing an image like this:
If you don't think you can take photos like this, you are wrong. If you have a camera, one light, and some props lying around, you can make this same photos, or ones just like it.
Check out the slideshow to the left to see behind the scenes of this shoot. As you can see, it's sketchy, but that's okay. You don't need anything fancy to take professional photos that people will want to buy. I used my girlfriend's shirt to mimic a burlap sack, a piece of paper as a light modifier, and a pillow as my backdrop. All of this on my work desk in a cluttered office.