Archive for May, 2012

STILL PHOTOS

STILL PHOTOS

 

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t is said that to capture life’s moments a single camera will leave an impression that will last a lifetime and that you at one point did something worth remembering.

It becomes tricky then to ascertain what it really takes to be a master at it……

I personally consider any photographer an artist in his own respect because as @japho will attest……before rushing for that shot…..all photographers look at the angle of the light penetration…..here is to all the photographers……..

 

STUDY THE MASTERS

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till life photography is everywhere you look- nearly every piece of advertising you see features a meticulously crafted and carefully lit product shot. Take some time to check it out yourself and try to figure out how the professionals do it. Pay attention to the composition, figure out where the light’s coming from and pick out something about it you like. We all learn from the best and it is only befitting that we try and reach that level of self actualisation by observation. An important lesson in life is that you never outshine your master.

 

 

 

 

 

REPEAT IT

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hotographers often use repetition of colour, of lines, of shapes to create a pattern. What kind of geometric composition are the outlines of your shapes making?

 

 

STAY SIMPLE

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hen you are arranging your still life, concentrate on a couple of objects that complement each another, rather than throwing everything in thare at once. You will be amazed at how siplicity works if well applied in each and every situation. It is not enough to be a simpleton if its not at the right instance.

 

HUNT IT DOWN

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till life photographers make (rather than take) every image. Its the quality of what is in the photograph thats critical, so always keep an eye out for interasting objects to shoot.

 

KEEP IT CLEAN

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nd sharp. Accuracy is critical when taking still life photographs. People dont want to see fuzzy, Dirty or out of focus shots of their products. Investigate your photographs carefully to ensure they are spot-on.

 

 

 

MAKE LITTLE LOOK BIG

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f you cant afford a complicated photo shoot  you can always recreate it with toys and models on a much smaller scale. ( For inspiration check out parisian photographer Cedrick Delsaux’s amazing work with star wars figurines.)

 

 

 

USE A PAINTING FOR INSPIRATION

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udes had still life figured out centuries ago. Try looking up the painting of an old master and see whether you can recreate it. Pay attention to the backdrop, the arrangement of objects and the direction of light.

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