Still Life

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Still life Photography depiction of inanimate subjects or a group of objects which are either natural or man-made, via the means of a photograph. Photographer makes pictures rather than takes them. :

Still life Photography depiction of inanimate subjects or a group of objects which are either natural or man-made, via the means of a photograph. Photographer makes pictures rather than takes them.

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Three things to consider: Composition Background Lighting

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Arrange objects in an interesting way and let the objects tell their own story. Arrange and rearrange until you find a composition that is most appealing.

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Find Objects Look out for interesting arrangements of objects left where they are. The challenge is “seeing” the subject.

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Look for (or create) interesting backgrounds …

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…and foregrounds.

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Black Background use black velvet type cloth, the thicker the better. Watch out for creases, folds, etc.

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White background use white poster board that is stiff yet flexible enough to bend without creases.

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Variation in the background will take away the monotony, just don't let the background distract.

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Experiment with the composition Try using the Rule of Thirds, as well as breaking it.

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Look out for interesting natural lighting and that means interesting shadows too.

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Create your own artificial lighting Using flash, lamps, ambient light… and note shadows

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Assignment: 40 Image Contact Sheet + 2 Best At least 3 different still life scenes Be able to reference at least 3 of the styles/tips discussed in this presentation Due: Monday , April 4 th

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