If you have recently bought a good camera and you’re willing to loose yourself into the photography world you might want to try still life photography. Still life photography implies full control over the image during the process of creating it. The Photographer controls composition, lighting and the general mood of the photo that is about to be made. It provides endless possibilities to photographers to express their creativity.
Tip number one that you might have in mind before you start with this style of photography is that you want to have everything well planned before you start. Because you have complete charge over the creative process the better you plan all the details the better photo you’ll end up with, for sure. The most important thing is lighting, so you want to pay a great deal of attention to it.
If you’re using natural light we don’t need to tell you that planning the time of the photoshoot is crucial. Also, pay attention to a background; for example, if you want your main subject to stand out use one color background. And maybe the best tip ever is – just do it. Once you start with it, you will find out all the beauty and necessity of the great still life photo taking.
In the meanwhile, check out in the gallery below some great examples. For more check out Flickr group.
1. moe4268 — Untitled – the first example of still life photography
2. Laurens Kaldeway — On the Table
3. Thomas Lieser — still life with easy chair and TELEV-KASTEN
4. Cat Girl 007 — Egg and Forks
5. Suzanne Cummings — Things Past
6. Igor Ferreira — Still Life
7. Suzanne Cummings — A Morning Place
8. Elena K. — B&W Bananas
9. Donnie Nunley — Purple Grapes
10. Yane Naumoski — Day 247: Hazelnuts
11. Alex Greenshpun — Catch Me If I Fall
12. Ale Quero Dodge — All Of The While I Never Knew
13. Jordan parks — in a jar
14. Margarita K… — spring story…
15. CJ Schmit — Tools of the Trade
16. Igor Ferreira — Sun Glasses
17. Donnie Nunley — Garlic and Dust
18. Laurens Kaldeway — Kaleidoscope
19. Laurens Kaldeway — Colour Trio
20. ^ Missi ^ — rrriiinnng…..
21. Laurens Kaldeway — [oil and water]
22. Laurens Kaldeway — Verdant
23. ^ Missi ^ — Shell 1
24. Raymond’s Glass Eye — Garden Fresh
25. Laurens Kaldeway — Trio
26. Laurens Kaldeway — Cup of Beans
27. Laurens Kaldeway — Green Beans
28. Ruben alexander — ”Man shall not live by bread alone,….
29. Laurens Kaldeway — Coloured Pencils (ii)
30. Ruben alexander — When People Throw Lemons at You, Make Lemonade!
31. James Drury — still life
32. Jeremy Lusk — The Leica
33. Alessandro Baffa — Morning Rituals
34. Ben Roffelsen — Urban Still Life (Cold Alley)
35. Alex Greenshpun — Dancing in the Rain
36. Soul Tailor
37. Awesome strawberries
38. How about some rainbow cake
39. Bent but don’t break
40. Zipper of pencils
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