Weekly challenge 10/20-10/26 Still the one

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  1. SquarePeg

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    For this week’s challenge let’s give Still Life Photography a try. Add/remove objects and adjust lighting to create your vision. If you have several versions of the same shot, post them and elaborate on what you changed and why. As always, new photos only please.

    35 Superb Examples of Still Life Photography

    https://petapixel.com/2018/09/06/how-still-life-came-to-the-world-of-photography/

    Tips for Getting Started with Still Life Photography


     
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    Unless you've tried this genre, you don't really realize just how difficult it is. Lighting is everything. Participants should really learn from this one.
     
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  3. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agree it will be challenging!

    Put “still life” in the search bar on Flickr and you’ll see some terrific photos and hopefully spark some ideas. There are also over 100 Flickr groups for this subject, some with thousands of members.
     
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    Lighting and composition - both the subject in the frame, as well as composing the subject, itself.

    One of my favorite shots from a few years ago - as an example.

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    Orange and Blue
    by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr
     
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    Pinhead.
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    Pin stuck in an orange.
     
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    Tabletop stuff only, or is outdoor nature stuff in the running?

    EDIT- Dr Google suggests that growing flowers are not still life, but cut flowers in a vase (indoors or out) are still life. Live and learn.
     
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    These are a few old items I have from my gramps. I used a Tiffen "soft center" filter I got with a lot of items at an estate sale today. The filter is like a bubbly glass. Lit with a softbox upper left and a bounced speedlight lower right.

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    Still life, dog version

    Probably a bit heavy on the filter. ;)

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    [QUOTE="Photo Lady,
    I actually posted this one in the wrong place.. it was meant for dog post..
     
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    We’re not too heavy on rules with these challenges other than new photos only. People can interpret the themes however they’d like as long as they are getting motivated to shoot and try new things.

    Dr Google’s advice sounds good.


    Love it! My dog would be thrilled with that bowl of “kibble”.
     
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