Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the next theme is . . . still life

remette

Still life is an art form where the emphasis of the photograph is on an arrangement of a small grouping of objects. This type of image contains a visually pleasing arrangement of objects placed against a background that best compliments or contrasts with the items and uses light to add an additional layer of interest. All of this comes together to deliberately tell a story or evoke a certain feeling.

A blast from the past

A still life image should be purposely composed with selected items, it is not a 'slice of life' photo of a scene stumbled upon in our daily lives. Still life photography allows the photographer to express their own style, to be more creative and artistic, and to have complete control over the mood and tone of the final print.

We are looking for still life images that you create, showing us your personal style and artistic flair.

8 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

i love these photos. actually they almost look like paintings and they give off that certain mood of vintage and old books with that old smell...you know what i mean! =)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I agree with the old smell, lol. I actually will smell an antique piece before I buy it. These are great shots that evoke a timeless feel.

Linda R. said...

These photos look wonderful.. I just love how these setting are put together..

Jen said...

still life is one of the first techniques I learned. :)

justine said...

wonderful photos and I'm really looking forward to still life. I love your two street shots too.

Anna said...

You've captured a story, mood, and era in these beautifully composed pieces. Lovely!

Genelet said...

I would do terrible things to get my hands on that typewriter! Beautiful.

ELK said...

so very pretty!!

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