Still Life Photography Workshop

Still Life Photography Workshop

Not everyone shoots models or people all the time; for some of you it's a rare event. So, this time we'll do something completely different; still life.

We'll use four different light sources so you can produce stunning images regardless of the light available to you.

In this 2.5-3 hour workshop we will use 2 different prop sets:

  • Fruits & vegetables

  • A holiday themed set

 - and light them using 2 each of:

  • Natural window light

  • Speedlights (strobist style)

  • Continuous light (hot lights)

  • Studio strobes

We will start with a short 15-20 minutes presentation on lighting the sets then work through the 4 light sources together.

From Wikipedia: (their description is much better than my rambling attempt)

"Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition.

Still life photography is a demanding art, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with compositional skills. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them. Knowing where to look for propping and surfaces also is a required skill."

I'll show you how to stage the 'set', diffuse the light, meter the light with and without a light meter and set your camera.

We'll also discuss the compositional components and the "images within the image".

If you have a specific subject/items for this workshop; please let me know.

You should have a camera capable of manually adjusting aperture (A or Av), shutter speed (S or Tv) and ISO.

If you have a tripod be sure to bring it.

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  • Ray

    Thank you everyone.

    April 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was extremely helpful to attend this workshop to observe different kinds of lighting and to practice with color temperature, focusing, and focal points. I would definitely attend more workshops given by Ray. Ray is THE MAN, just in case you didn't know that just yet. :)

    April 8, 2012

  • Clink

    Great Information, Fabulous sets to shoot and a small but really great group of people

    April 8, 2012

  • Ray

    In addition to the still life objects listed above, we'll have a cake to shoot also.... Somebody bring milk....<g>

    March 24, 2012

  • Ray

    Clink, if there is interest in this class I'll schedule it again. As it stands I may have to move it anyway - I committed the cardinal sin of not coordinating with the wife.

    March 16, 2012

  • Clink

    Would love to make this shoot but am at another shoot until 1pm in Dallas. Hope you plan to have this again. Or if this one moves back in time count me in.

    March 15, 2012

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