REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Still Life in a Frugal Way

I've begun an 8-week workshop that highlights still life photography -- with Cheryl McCain.  For my still life, I've also added a texture from Pixel Dust Photo Art because I don't have very good backgrounds right now. The texture makes the items look as if they have been placed on a beautiful piece of fabric.  (The additional image at the bottom is a vertical still life, also texturized and vignetted.)  I used a floor lamp and table lamp for light here and set my camera white balance on tungsten; I still had to adjust the color in Picasa. Today, I received my soft box tent set-up, with two lights.  By next week, I hope to have had some practice.




15 comments:

Cheryl McCain said...

Evelyn, I'd be PROUD to have taken as nice of photos as you have this week! Nothing wrong with using textures on Still Life! I'll be doing that as well. Love LOVE both your images, great composition, color and texture!
http://cherylmccainphotography.com

Gail Dixon said...

These are great! That first edit does look like you have placed the items on a piece of cloth. Where did you get your soft box from? I've been thinking about getting one. Thanks!

Sarah Carletti said...

Beautiful! I especially love the first shot!

Lisa Gordon said...

There are not enough superlatives to describe these, Evelyn. You have done an amazing job from composition through edit, on these. Really, really beautiful.

You will find so many uses for your light box, especially when the weather is less than desirable.

Lisa Gordon said...

There are not enough superlatives to describe these, Evelyn. You have done an amazing job from composition through edit, on these. Really, really beautiful.

You will find so many uses for your light box, especially when the weather is less than desirable.

bailey-road.com said...

These are lovely images. Winter is a good time to do still lifes.

Caz Sultz said...

Beautiful ! I love them both :)

Caz Sultz said...

Beautiful ! I love both shots !

Vicky said...

Beautiful work! My favorite is the second photo!

bennettsgreatadventure said...

beautiful… beyond words… such gorgeous photos! As a fellow classmate, I am suddenly feeling waaaaay out of my league!

Angie said...

Beautiful images, Evelyn. And I cannot wait to see what you do with your soft box. I have always wanted one. The workshop you're taking sounds awesome! xo

Karen said...

Both are stunning, but I absolutely love the second one. I'm another person from class interested in what soft box tent you purchased.

Tammy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Stunning work.

Nina said...

Hi Evelyn, I love your compositions and soft tones! I look forward of seeing more of your work druing the next 6 weeks in the classroom!
Nina

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Can you say stunnnning 10 times fast...reallllly fast! I just LOVE both of these.....simply beautiful composition ,,,,gorgeous objects,,,,great effects.....super job! I did do the homework but ended up taking so many,,,toooo many shots and then decided I did not like ANY....oh boy so back to square one this weekend hopefully will do both assignments AGAIN.....