Past Meetup

Still Life Photography: Making the Everyday Come To Life

This Meetup is past

55 people went

Boba Loca Coffeehouse

210 N. Aviation · Manhattan Beach, CA

How to find us

Drive over, and come inside

Location image of event venue


This meeting will NOT BE changing location. Boba Loca baby!!!

Still life is generally associated with tabletop, product and other forms of controlled photography. It doesn't take much more than creativity and time to capture some pretty great images with unique perspectives and interpretations. We'll discussion many of the common creative decisions and lighting considerations, as well as the basic equipment, techniques and will even do our own still life shoot.

This meeting requires that I bring a fair bit of gear so we can do some setups and experiments and will need setup time, etc. I'll not be able to take photos for show and tell at the meeting. It's cool if you send 'em; and we'll show 'em. If not, next time for sure. With this limitation, no contest this month - just show and tell.

We ask for donations are $5 for regular meetings and $10 for meetings with speakers. Every meeting costs money, so the donations are appreciated as always. Donations are voluntary but requested.

Each meeting involves a little bit of show and tell. We used to run contests every meeting, and we'll do that sometimes - but mostly we'll have projects and get to show and discuss our work.

SUBMISSIONS: Send your photos directly to me at

mhnicholas1 at

- Down rez them (remember, the projector's resolution is limited to about 1200 x 800), turn them into jpegs and place their quality at 80 percent. This will give us healthy, but not too massive of files. Remember the rules ... see below!

Photo must be taken after the assignment - so you have between now and the April meeting to give us some greatness.

Prize: for contests... the winner gets something. Sometimes it's a material something. Sometimes just spiritual.

Ok folks - photo submission time! See you soon,

This month's project - not yet announced.