Here are a few still life images I created this Summer who, I hope, will remind you that Spring isn’t so far away.
Creating images with flowers and trying to find new ways to capture these beauties is always a joy.
Renewing my creativity and trying new things with still life images is always a goal, along with improving and refining my composition skills and post-processing techniques. Lately I was inspired by the wonderful art of Ukraine photographer Татьяна Скороход. Her images are shot against dark backgrounds with superb lighting. I really like the play of light and shadows in her stunning images. You can find her profile on 1x by clicking here. I also really like Tarek Art on 500 px, a photographer from Cairo, Egypt. You can visit his profile by clicking here. I did, just once, this kind of image using a dark background, it was 3 years ago when I was new to photography and one of my first attempts at still life. Here’s the photo.
I will explore this style more in-depth, I hope I’ll be able to come up with some beautiful images and share them here.
Currently I’m working on an animated gif, snow falling on a winter image, and it’s Oh so not easy, but fun to try.
Almost every day I take photos of flowers from my garden and in the past three weeks I’ve photographed little field daisies, irises and peonies. There are many ways to photograph flowers and I like mine to look airy and light. I’ve tried to capture them as if they appear to be floating in the air to increase the impression of lightness, but I haven’t always succeeded. It’s not easy to find the right angle to achieve this look. But, as with any kind of photography, one constant remains : Practice, practice, practice…
If you love flower photography, take a look at Mandy Disher’s website. I love her style and her photos are amazing and so unique. Click here for her website and here for her Facebook page. I also greatly admire Jacky Parker’s talent for floral photography. Her images are exquisite and beautifully composed. Click here for her website and here for her Facebook page. Another photographer whose floral images are extremely beautiful and also very unique is Lisa Gordon. I’m inserting a link to her floral gallery on her website, click here to view them. She also has a blog here on WordPress with many beautiful photos, not only florals, click here to visit her blog.
We had so much rain lately (and it appears not only here but also in the US and Europe), that I had to make some bouquets of my favourite peonies so they wouldn’t be ruined. It was lovely to see them on my kitchen table.