Still Life Photography: A few of my favorite things setup

——   Created by Denise Love

Learn to shoot beautiful photos in a tiny studio space

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50m
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More about this course

Still life photography is my favorite type of photography and prop shopping is a part that I truly love. I get so inspired by being out at the antique shop and finding something new and exciting that inspires a photo setup for me. I love shooting still life because you can set up a space in your own home without the need for a huge studio. We can get creative with our sets and props. And the best part is we can shoot any day all year long no matter the weather outside. I enjoy coming up with creative sets and I can't wait to share with you today's setup.

In this class we'll cover:

  • I'll show you one my favorite photography tricks - shooting in a box
  • I'll show you some of my favorite props that I use over and over again
  • Styling your set up near a window for natural light
  • How I take away more of the light when I want to make it dark and moody on one side while using my box set up to control the light also
  • I'll style the setup and talk about a few photos I might end up taking
  • We'll also look at my final photos from this setup and do some editing in Lightroom.

This course is perfect for beginners getting started and needing ideas. It's also great for experienced photographers wanting ideas and tips for doing studio setups.

Required Gear: A camera. You can do still life photography with any camera you have. A few props to tell your story, and a box - whether it be one like I'm using (a vintage crate) or a shipping box, doesn't matter which. 

The course project

For your class project, I'd like you to shoot a collection of photos of your setup. Post at least 2 photos from your set - include 1 pull-back image and 1 close-up image of your setup here in the class project. 

Concentrate on getting the best photo out of the camera that you can before you get into editing. Focus on good lighting, exposure, composition, and your styling.

9 Lessons

0:02:02
Introduction
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0:00:55
Class project
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0:07:48
Props I love - a few favorite things
0:06:32
Shooting in a box
0:05:00
Styling our setup
0:11:40
Using Natural Light In Our Set
0:07:50
Camera settings & Shooting
0:07:56
Shoot Recap & Editing in Lightroom
0:00:45
Final Thoughts
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 50m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

I'm Denise, an artist, and photographer. I'm really passionate about sharing what I have learned with others and creating workshops is what I really enjoy. I started 2 Lil' Owls Studio in 2012 - and that's where I share digital art tools for photography, photography workshops, art workshops, and more. I …

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