Still Life Photography: Vintage Ribbons Setup

——   Created by Denise Love

Learn to shoot beautiful photos in a tiny studio space

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32m
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More about this course

I love still life photography and one of my favorite bits of it is prop shopping. I love looking for interesting things to inspire me at the antique store. I almost am looking for things that jump out at me and practically jump into my cart. Things so inspiring that I know I'll regret leaving it if I don't buy it right then. Things that I can immediately imagine the set I can come up with to use it in. The story I can tell.  I enjoy coming up with creative sets and I can't wait to share with you today's setup all about vintage ribbons, spools, and bobbins I have collected.

In this class we'll cover:

  • I'll show you some of the vintage props I have collected and gathered together
  • Styling your set up near a window for natural light
  • I'll talk about layering your pieces for different heights and depth interest in your photos
  • 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 2 photos from your set -You can do 2 directions - 1 straight on and one from above... or you can do 2 images that 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 styling.

7 Lessons

0:01:41
Introduction
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0:00:42
Class project
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0:02:17
Props for our setup
0:02:52
Styling our setup
0:04:58
Lighting and camera settings
0:19:11
Shoot Recap & Edit in Lightroom
0:01:00
Final Thoughts
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 32m 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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