What kind of photos would I select from my library to hang in a yoga studio? Hmm, good question. I used to do a lot of studio/product work but that was all food and jewelry. I don’t have stocky type photos of dew on grass or a balanced stack of rocks. That’s what comes to mind when I think yoga studio. This was a fun challenge to put together an image collection that I would enjoy seeing on the walls of my local yogastudio when I practice.
Since I mostly shoot travel locations along with some nature and landscape, I immediately ruled out my travel and location specific photos. What made sense to me was either a colorful collection of blues, yellow, oranges, reds, greens to have a nice spectrum of contrast… or black and whites. Black and white is really calming to me. I don’t edit a lot of photos in monotones though. Colors are my thing; though I am learning to be more restrained and realistic with my final saturation and color contrast if you know what I mean. Yes this sunset over the Mangrove trees in Roatan Honduras really was that bright and colorful; no tricky processing on that one.
The BeWell studio is in the small town where I live. Milliken and Johnstown Colorado are rural farming and ranching communities. Would some photos of the local community be appealing to those who practice here? Maybe; so I add a few photos from around town.
Next I consider my images from China and Indonesia. A yoga studio should have that zen Buddha vibe right? Okay, I’ll put some of those in the collection too. Now that I spent an afternoon in that corner of my photo library I really want to plan another trip to Southeast Asia.
Will the owner of this establishment think I’m nuts or follow my reasoning for the type of photos I put in this collection? I don’t know, but the exercise in itself was fun. Making a collection for this type of audience is different than considering a gallery of the photos that I personally think are my best. I really do enjoy the process of thinking through what I can share with people that will really connect with them in the way that they need. Every type of media is unique. Hanging a photo on a wall is so satisfying because people can spend time with it and enjoy it many times as opposed to seeing a photo for a few seconds like we do on social media now.
Please click on the button below to view the whole collection that I put together, and then come back and give me feedback. I plan to keep this collection going and refine it so it may change over the months and years based on comments and feedback you leave. I’d really like to know what you think. You can also leave comments on the photos themselves in the gallery.View all photos in the Yoga Studio Mood Board