Table top photography is a tough genre.
I had one semester of this in college.
That class taught me a lot.
Besides learning to use a 4 x 5 view camera, I learned before I pressed the shutter release, everything on the inverted image on the ground glass had to be close to perfect.
The exposure, focus, composition, lighting, camera angle, choice of props, and background all have to be right.
Unless I had several film holders, I only had 2 sheets of film I could expose at a time.
I decided to revisit this recently but not on the same scale, using my Canon Powershot G11 instead. Continue reading Still life with 3 wine glasses
I love seeing how 2 different photographers tackle the same assignment.
Both Jerry and Ryan came up with the same idea on their own.
In this case, one is an Angels fan, the other favors the Dodgers.
Continue reading A Baseball Themed Still Life
AÂ Still Life can teach you a lot.
In case you’re thinking you’re not that kind of photographer, just play along.
From your kitchen, or garage and gather 4 related items.
I suggest those 2 rooms for no other reason than trying to be inclusive of the gender of my readers.
I posted a tongue-in-cheekÂ list and got dinged for not accommodating the other gender.
And no, I’m not the smarting sort.
If it matters, I’m more comfortable in the kitchen cooking than messing with automotive repairs.
A couple of posts back I mentioned a still life assignment I gave my beginning photography students.
Some might say this is way too tough one for folks who are starting out.
That’s true, but I think in attempting this, they will learn quite a bit.
Personally, I’m learning not to do any type of photography with food on an empty stomach. Sort of like, â€œNever go grocery shopping on an empty stomach?â€ Continue reading Photographing Lunch