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:
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.