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13 tips for better still life styling
What is considered still life?
Creating soft beautiful images with natural window light
Create dramatically beautiful images with indirect natural light
When is a cupcake not a cupcake?
10 alternatives to a white background
Using fractal prisms to create other worldly portraits
My 10 favorite props for vintage still life
Color concepts in still life photography — what’s in?
Working with chocolate
13 tips for better still life styling
Using height in still life photography composition

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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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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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Bus lights can help create magical cityscape scenes

Like most photographers, I’m always looking for the right location, the right angle, the perfect light and the right moment to make the photograph. Whether I’m traveling abroad or walking around Boston, near my studio, one of my favorite times

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Commonly misunderstood photo words

I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some

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Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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Quick tips for winter street photography

This year, many photographers won’t be able to head to the countryside to shoot gorgeous winter landscapes. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t hit the streets to document the beauty of cities blanketed in snow. It will definitely be challenging

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