FEBRUARY THEME – Still Life

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    Pete Robinson
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    The theme for January is now closed

    The theme for February is

    Still Life

    For February I’ve decided to set one of the classical, but much over looked subjects in Photography. Those of us that were lucky enough to experience the talk George Franks gave us a few weeks ago will no doubt be inspired to do it yourself. George made it look easy to build up a set with cheap home made props and basic lighting. He explained how and where to position his flashguns and table light modified by Pringle tubes. While the weather is not is not so good is a great excuse to stay indoors and experiment with lighting and depth of field techniques to photograph your favourite bottle of wine. Then you can drink it afterwards!

    Here’s a couple of links giving advice on still life photography:

    https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/still-life-photography/

    https://digital-photography-school.com/tips-for-getting-started-with-still-life-photography/

    It’s easy to upload your pictures now. The best way to insert an image is to use the right hand icon in the edit menu. It looks like a picture of a mountain. If you wish you can prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  Pete Robinson.
    #15773

    KEN LAST
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    Not sure if this is still life or simply a macro???

    #15775

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    An old one.

    #15776

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    I would say they’re both still life. They’re well lit and exposed. It’s must have been quite difficult to avoid getting unwanted reflections in the coins.

    #15830

    Stephen Coyne
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    My Entry
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    #15831

    Stephen Coyne
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    My proper entry

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    #15833

    Pete Robinson
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    I think it’s not only an excellent still life photograph, but it’s going into fine art photography as well. I like the simplicity and the curved lines all help the composition. Works well in black and white and I like the receding tones. I would have probably given a bit more space between the left hand edge and the leaf. Thanks for posting this Stephen.

    #15852

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Must say Affinity is worth having in the tool kit. Not sure if small image will show at best.Have now

    • This reply was modified 8 months ago by  KEN LAST.
    #15854

    KEN LAST
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    Have now downloaded the full size file on Flicker to compare.

    #15884

    John Morton
    Participant

    Still life??

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  John Morton.
    #15886

    John Morton
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    Still life?? Couldn’t resist it!

    #15889

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Brilliant! Love your sense of humour. You just posted it in time. Thanks for posting this John.

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