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Choosing a subject that speaks to you
Looking at Wabi-Sabi, the art of perfectly imperfect
Working with frozen berries
My 10 favorite props for vintage still life
Creating condensation on glasses, bottles and cans
Photographing neutrals and minimal palettes in still life photography
Color concepts in still life photography — what’s in?
Dealing with complex still life compositions
Working with chocolate
Removing reflections in still life photography
13 tips for better still life styling
What’s best — fresh, dried or artificial flowers?

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Dealing with complex still life compositions

Dealing with complex still life scenes and compositions can be daunting, but it does not need to be impossible. Glass can be difficult to work with due to reflections and unwanted highlights, and a polarizing filter can be a great

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Working with chocolate

Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky to work with. Here are a few tips that might just save the day. In general Try not to handle

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Removing reflections in still life photography

Some of you may be familiar with using a circular polarizer (also known as CPL) when it comes to landscape photos. They’re great for shooting through water or glass without the annoying reflections. Well, have you ever thought about reflections

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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 Aways 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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10 best props for food photography

I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using color in props is my personal favorite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colorful,

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Julie Powell_Wine & Cheese_header

Dealing with complex still life compositions

Dealing with complex still life scenes and compositions can be daunting, but it does not need to be impossible. Glass can be difficult to work with due to reflections and unwanted highlights, and a polarizing filter can be a great

Read More
Julie Powell_choc header

Working with chocolate

Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky to work with. Here are a few tips that might just save the day. In general Try not to handle

Read More
Julie Powell_CPL_Header

Removing reflections in still life photography

Some of you may be familiar with using a circular polarizer (also known as CPL) when it comes to landscape photos. They’re great for shooting through water or glass without the annoying reflections. Well, have you ever thought about reflections

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 Aways 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
Julie Powell_Header

10 best props for food photography

I love hunting for props and backgrounds to put in my images. Using color in props is my personal favorite, but was also my first big mistake when I was starting out. It’s great to have props that are colorful,

Read More
LIGHT-STUDY

A look at lighting for still life photography

(Editor’s note: This guest article is by Julie Powell who lives in Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia. She is an award-winning still life photographer who loves to share her passion for this genre with others. She also loves helping other photographers learn this

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