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Choosing a subject that speaks to you
Working with frozen berries
How to take great photos with bad lighting
10 alternatives to a white background
Using creative textures with still life photography
Still life settings to get you started
Looking at the art behind still life photography
One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure … right?
Learn with the tools and options you have on hand
13 tips for better still life styling
Christmas colors in quirky still life photography

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10 alternatives to a white background

When it comes to still life and even portrait photography, the temptation to use a plain white (or even plain black) background is there. It is simple, effective and uncluttered. But what about looking at some alternatives? Below I look

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Still life settings to get you started

Learning a different genre of photography, or especially your first, there is often the angst about what settings to use, but it really does not have to get complicated. First, with still life photography, your subject is not going anywhere.

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13 tips for better still life styling

Here are a few tips for creating better styling for still life and food images. Cutlery Always have cutlery pointing away from the camera, especially knives. It can be seen as more inviting and less threatening. Make sure cutlery is

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How I got the shot: Raspberries

I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly common type of still life image I captured and break it down. This time, I’m talking raspberries. Behind the scenes

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What are metering modes?

While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let’s take a look at metering modes for photography. Most DSLR and mirrorless camera have a variety of metering modes. Just to be equally as confusing, different

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Six photography projects to do from home

Going a bit stir crazy in self-isolation? Looking for some fun activities to burn through the hours? How about trying your hand at some of these, especially if they are out of your comfort zone. If you normally photograph landscapes

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Still life settings to get you started

Learning a different genre of photography, or especially your first, there is often the angst about what settings to use, but it really does not have to get complicated. First, with still life photography, your subject is not going anywhere.

Read More
Julie Powell_styling_header

13 tips for better still life styling

Here are a few tips for creating better styling for still life and food images. Cutlery Always have cutlery pointing away from the camera, especially knives. It can be seen as more inviting and less threatening. Make sure cutlery is

Read More
JuliePowell_Raspberries_banner

How I got the shot: Raspberries

I often get asked to break down, HOW I got the shot, so I thought I would share a fairly common type of still life image I captured and break it down. This time, I’m talking raspberries. Behind the scenes

Read More
JuliePowell_Meter_header-2

What are metering modes?

While it is important, it is also something that frequently gets overlooked. So let’s take a look at metering modes for photography. Most DSLR and mirrorless camera have a variety of metering modes. Just to be equally as confusing, different

Read More
JuliePowell_ tank-1-2

Six photography projects to do from home

Going a bit stir crazy in self-isolation? Looking for some fun activities to burn through the hours? How about trying your hand at some of these, especially if they are out of your comfort zone. If you normally photograph landscapes

Read More

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