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.
” You don’t take a photograph, you make it “ Ansel Adams
In photography, still life is my favourite thing. Creating something is so fulfilling, whether it be a photo, a drawing, a painting, a sculpture or any other art form. I have always been involved in artistic endeavours in one form or another. Creativity is an internal force, and I would even say a calling. Still life photography provides a way for me to be creative and I enjoy each minute of each moment spent preparing and shooting my images. It is also during these sessions that I feel the most accomplished.
I like everything about still life because I like to be creative. I group different objects together to make nice and visually pleasant images, and if they convey a mood or tell a story, then I have really succeeded in creating a unique image. Sometimes my goal is to just make a beautiful image simply because I am a great lover of everything elegant and pretty.
Tea cup and roses
My Teddy Bear !
A calm afternoon
Waiting for snow
Two of my favourite things
If you love still life photos, here are the links to the blogs of two professional photographers I greatly admire. Their still life creations are exquisite and wonderfully beautiful, a real delight for the eyes. Georgianna Lane and Sarah Gardner are my favourite professional photographers. Click on their names to get to their blogs. Another photographer I admire is Kelly from Nothing finer blog. Kelly creates wonderful still life images, I really love her style. Click here to go to her blog or here to get to her Flickr where you will see more easily her photos grouped in albums.
I hope the weather will resume to warmer days soon so I can get outside and take landscape photos. The thermometer indicates -26°C (-14.8°F) and with the wind chill factor it’s -32°C (-26.6°F). Brrrrrr !