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Your Weekend Photography Project – Ordinary Objects

There is something very challenging about finding the extraordinary within the ordinary. You have to slow down, look a little closer, and examine every object with the knowledge that there is something about it that is worthy of fascination. Photographers take pictures of ordinary, every day objects in order to train their eyes to see […]

What To Shoot When There’s Nothing To Shoot

(Hover your mouse pointer over the photos for notes.) I am of the school of thought that in order to become a truly excellent photographer, one must practice every single day. If the camera is only brought out for special events or specific assignments, the photographer is relegated to the “occasional” category and cannot truly […]

Your April Photo Challenge Contributions

The April 2010 Photo Challenge Subject is “home”, and the Challenge Technique is “still life”. The challenge runs all month long, so there’s still plenty of time to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of the contributions that […]

April Photo Challenge

Happy April! Today’s article is no April Fool’s joke, though. It’s time for another photo challenge! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can […]

Still Life Photography

Still life photography involves taking photographs of an inanimate object or small grouping of objects. When capturing still life images, it is important to pay close attention to the photograph’s composition and the arrangement of the objects themselves. The type and quality of lighting is also important in order to illuminate the details, cast appealing […]

100 Steps to IYP – Lesson 6 – Still Life

Still life and table top photography is one category that tests a photographer’s creativity as well as technical skill. It is also one that gives you an immense amount of control over your subject, from lighting to composition. You don’t necessarily need to have a studio and professional lighting equipment to practice still life photography. […]