How to Photograph a Yardsale

Disclaimer: The title of this post is supposed to be ironic. Who really needs a how to on photographing yard sales? Also, I’m no expert on yardsalography. I’m as good at it as I am at making up words.

On a more serious note, I think taking these photos and writing about them is a helpful exercise. I took a mundane event like a yard sale, picked out a few key defining characteristics of it and tried to capture those characteristics as creatively/interestingly as possible. I try to do this with a lot of everyday events/happenings. It really helps you see more artistically.

With that being said, here is how I captured the yard sale I helped my dad with this weekend.

1. The Time of Day

Yard sales almost exclusively happen at the crack of dawn. So I thought one of the key characteristics was that early morning sunlight.

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2. The Details

The little price stickers. The pocket change. The whole point of doing a yardsale.

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3. The Things I Paid Attention to During Lulls

For the sake of randomness and not writing an entirely different post with these pictures…I photographed some flowers/Bees that were in front of the house because being the seller at a yard sale is not that exciting.

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