Several years back, I bought a saxophone at a yard sale. It was old and beat up. The case smelled like mildew, and I really had no idea what I was going to do with it. I don’t play the sax.
But the price was right.
So I dragged it home and set about photographing it. It was a good undertaking. I spent a lot of time learning how to control reflections and making the most out of light. Close-ups, low-light, you name it, I tried it.
I know I didn’t master all that I could have, but after a couple of years, I sold that sax at my own garage sale for the same money I paid for it. It was a successful transaction.