Still Life Photography: Paper Birds Setup

——   Created by Denise Love

Learn to shoot beautiful photos in a tiny studio space

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I love whimsy... and anytime I can add a bit of whimsy to my photos - I do. I like the unexpected. Doing some photos that are a bit out of the ordinary with a good story behind them. In today's setup, I have a bit of all of that. I'm taking my inspiration from one of my favorite books. Creating a little scene inspired by a passage. Being a bit fun, and whimsical with the setup.

In this class we'll cover:

  • I'll show you some of the props I have collected and gathered together
  • Styling your set up near a window for natural light and how I supplement that on a cloudy day.
  • I'll talk about my go-to signature props for background elements... and making a few paper birds out of vintage books.
  • 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 and a few props to tell your story.

The course project

For your class project, I'd like you to shoot a collection of photos of your setup. Post at least 1 photo from your set.

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 styling.

8 Lessons

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Class project
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Inspiration From The Starless Sea Book
Props I'm Using
Styling Our Setup
My Lighting Setup
Shoot Recap & Editing in Lightroom
Final Thoughts
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 48m 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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