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What is considered still life?
Most people believe that still life is just flowers and kitchen stuff, but it's much more than that. It's true...
Creating soft beautiful images with natural window light
Creating soft beautiful images with natural window light is quite simple to achieve with a few tools and some know-how....
Create dramatically beautiful images with indirect natural light
Last time I wrote a post on using direct window lighting to create beautiful soft still life images. In this...
When is a cupcake not a cupcake?
When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are...
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...
Using fractal prisms to create other worldly portraits
I recently did a post on playing with fractal prism filters for the first time, and I seriously could not...
My 10 favorite props for vintage still life
My style really has developed into a more country styled still life shoot, there is something about the history in...
Color concepts in still life photography — what’s in?
In colors ... In my part of the world (Australia) everywhere I go in stores, online, in magazines, etc., the...
Working with chocolate
Nothing quite makes a dessert like chocolate. But when it comes to food photography, that one substance can be tricky...
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...

What is considered still life?

Most people believe that still life is just flowers and kitchen stuff, but it’s much more than that. It’s true that I photograph a lot of flowers and I have a real penchant for vintage kitchenware, but that is not

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When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are from Planetyum. They have a huge selection and I ordered three. Why soap? I teach a lot of workshops, and

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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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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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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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When is a cupcake not a cupcake?

When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When it is a gorgeous soap. Yes, a soap! These incredible creations are from Planetyum. They have a huge selection and I ordered three. Why soap? I teach a lot of workshops, and

Read More

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

Read More

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

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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Looking at the art behind 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

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