Still life photography; It is the photographing of a non-moving and generally small object or group of objects. Compared to other branches of photography, it offers the photographer much more composition possibilities. Although it seems simple, it is a very tiring and laborious field. Taking photos aside, thinking about the composition to be taken, processing the intended composition like a painter, and finally photographing it, makes it really difficult for the photographer.
Still life photography is a type of photography that photo enthusiasts who cannot find time to go to outdoor shots can easily work at home. Since you can use all kinds of objects you find, you can do creative and enjoyable works. You can still work with countless objects such as old items, colored pencils, flowers, fruits, toys, screws, nails, matches, eggs, needles.
The harmony of the objects you will use in still life photography is very important. It is not necessary to carry a message, but perceptual misleading can be used. Objects can be compared to another object or shown as living things.
Still, photography is a type of photography with similar characteristics to product photography. In product photography, there is a desire to highlight the product, to make the colors look real and attractive. The details of the product should appear. The same rule does not apply to still life. The major advantage offered by still life is the freedom to arrange the objects any way you want. Still life photography follows the same philosophy. A lot of emphasis is put on the arrangement of the items, the lighting, and the framing. That makes it a great genre to experiment with and it can help you become a better photographer.
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