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:
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.
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.