Still Life in photography
is similar to still life in paintings.
Some preparation is needed to make the arrangement
pleasing to the eye.
It is preferable to keep the background uncluttered
and the colours harmonious.
to give the subject room to breathe
and remembering the rule of thirds give balance
to these types of compositions.
Contrast in textures brings in an extra dimension.
I think this is my favourite capture, I have such a fondness for marbles, both the
look and the feel of them
and they snuggle so nicely into the folds of soft, blue velvet.
and rich, dark colours
bring in mystery with a touch of exotism.
Bringing nature inside, like a branch of ivy and some cones,
incorporates something living into the picture.
During these months of winter,
I decided I wanted to try something new and creative
by doing still life photography.
I found a class by Kim Klassen
called Be Still Fifty-Two.
She talks about being mindeful, being in stillness, breathing
and incorporating mindeful movement into our day.
Heavy editing and working with layers
is not something that goes with my way of thinking or my style,
but I shall interpret the lessons
in ways that feel comfortable and harmonious to me.