Props How-To: Dirt

Recently Erin and I found ourselves in need of some dirt for a shoot. Most of the time, we'd just head outside and dig some up. Have you seen the weather lately, though? The ground is frozen, and neither of us wanted to go outside in the frigid air to try. Instead, we whipped some up up in the kitchen and snapped a few photos as we worked.

Coffee grounds make a great base for dirt.


But they're a lot more uniform than actual dirt.


So we ground in some peppercorn medley for variation.


That looks a lot more like dirt.


Looks almost like potting soil, doesn't it?


A little salt will give our dirt some rocks.


That's a nice spoonful of dirt.


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