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Still Life Photography: Creating A Dark & Moody Flower Setup

——   Created by Denise Love

Learn to shoot beautiful photos in a tiny studio space

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Still life photography is one of my very favorite types of photography. One of the best things about doing still-life photography is that it can be done in almost any space near a window you have available to you in your own home. No need to go out when it is raining, cold, windy, etc… you can practice your storytelling and photography anytime.

In this class we'll cover:

  • The equipment I use and what I suggest for you
  • Styling our moody flower set up whether you choose to use fresh flowers, dried flowers, or fake flowers
  • I'll tell you my thoughts on using fake flowers vs real flowers
  • We'll talk about lighting - why I prefer natural light and what I recommend when you need to add some studio lighting to your set
  • We'll talk about your backgrounds
  • Some of my favorite go-to props
  • Camera settings
  • And we'll look at the photos I took and some editing tips

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. I'll share with you some of my own thoughts and preferred gear that I use to create beautiful artistic images, so you might consider your options after watching the class. And you'll need a few props and some flowers to photograph.

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.

12 Lessons

3 mins
Course Introduction
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2 mins
Class project
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10 mins
Equipment I Recommend
9 mins
Styling Our Setup
5 mins
Background Choices
6 mins
Some Of My Favorite Props
20 mins
DSLR Camera Settings
17 mins
Shooting With Natural Light
9 mins
Adding In Studio Lighting
5 mins
Real Flowers VS Fake Flowers
19 mins
Shooting Recap & Editing In Lightroom
1 min
Final Thoughts

About the instructor

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Denise Love
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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. …

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  • Project included
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  • 1h 39m of on-demand video
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