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:
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.
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.