Still Life photography is as simple or as tricky as you want to make it. In still life photography you can manipulate background, lighting, angle, and composition so you can literally ‘draw’ what you like.
According to some views on this subject if you create a scene and shoot it that’s Still Life, but if you discover a scene and shoot it that’s a snapshot.
I don’t really get the distinction as far as a Still Life scene goes. Here are some examples of a . . . → Read More: Still Life Photography Tips
There are several ways to shoot a still life. If you have lights, backdrops, plate cameras that have adjustable settings you wouldn’t be reading this anyway, so let’s cut to the chase.Still Life shots are good to practice your ‘eye for photo composition’, your color sense, and lens techniques because usually the subject isn’t going anywhere or being a distraction.
Still Life can also be satisfying – maybe your friends will yawn but hey they’re probably yawning anyway.
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Ok! Now lets start creating with light.
Go steal someone’s desk lamp and shine it onto the scene. Better? Worse? Go steal another.
Now you are into the dynamics of lighting. Here are the basics of lighting something.
You have a main Light and a Fill light. The main light is usually the brightest. You use it to light the scene. Being one light it is going to light one side of the scene.
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