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Still Life in Still Life in Photography Photography

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Post on 02-Jan-2016




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  • Still Life in Photography

  • Still Life:Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects that are either human-made or "natural. Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition.

  • 4 tips for still life photography

  • Use Levels (your eye should move around the photo like steps)

  • Use a simple background

    Find a position that provides a plain, non-competing background. Or place a black or pleasingly colored cardboard behind the subject.

  • Get closeIf your camera has a close-up focusing mode, use it and get as close as the camera manual suggests. With a digital camera, use the display screen to compose the picture.

  • Use creative lightingObserve the lighting on your objects.

    -direct lighting-diffused lighting-back lighting

  • Breaking the rules

  • Edward Weston

  • Edward Henry Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886. In 1902, he received his first camera for his 16th birthday, a Kodak Bull's-Eye #2, and began taking photographs in Chicago parks and at his aunt's farm. Weston met with quick success and the Chicago Art Institute exhibited his photographs a year later, in 1903. He attended the Illinois College of Photography.

  • Weston became successful working in soft-focus, pictorial style; winning many salons and professional awards.

    Articles about his work were published in magazines such as American Photography, Photo Era and Photo Miniature. Weston also authored many articles himself for many of these publications.

  • His comprehensive legacy includes the detailed and articulate Daybooks he kept regularly from the mid-1920s to 1934, which allow a very intimate glimpse into his personal life, his views on photography, and his working methods.

    Weston is generally recognized as one of the greatest photographic artists of the 20th century.

  • Composed Arrangement

  • High Speed photos

  • Photoshopped

  • The Studio

  • Still Life Film Assignment :

    SHOES1 test strip and 2 regular prints

  • Digital Photo assignment: 6 Found or Natural Arranged Still Lifes