Getting Closer - Still Life Study
We have been having fun taking still life shots and learning about them. What does it takes to make a great still life photo?
From the last post we are working with some of the ELEMENTS listed below. But do you really have worry about all these factors? We listed them to help stir some creativity so it is really up to you and your process. At this point we are not focusing on post production of the images. Instead our current focus is on shooting the the images with the camera and getting creative with the subjects or subject matter.
- Subject or subjects
- The background
- Light - the overall amount of light, the color of light and what is lit or not
- What is in or out of focus
- Placement - staged or not staged
- Evenly spaced, random or overlapping
- Barrel Distortion
- Color vs black and white (grayscale)
- Being close or more distant
"Something that occurred to me is the possibility of working on an image over time, changing lighting and elements and taking maybe dozens of shots, refining and refining until it really gels. Digital makes it fun to experiment."
Since the theme is "Some Of Our Favorites" we chose to take a closer look and some of the subjects from the last three posts. So what if we got a little closer to the one or more of the subjects?