STEP BY STEP SIMPLE STILL-LIFE SHOTS
Learn how to easily set up your home studio, tripod, and Canon Dlsr and lens
01 flat-white backdrop
We simply used a 1.37m Lastolite Super White paper backdrop and rolled it out on our kitchen floor, and positioned both softboxes fairly close and threequarters overhead for equal lighting across the frame.
02 versatile Tripod
We’re setting up a ‘flat lay’ photo, which is shooting straight down on top of our still-life subject; in our case, a peacock china set. We’ve used a Manfrotto tripod with extendable central column to compose.
03 lens setup
We used our versatile 24-70mm lens so we can capture wide and tighter shots with the twist of the zoom. For the straight-down view, we zoomed into to 55mm to ensure the tripod legs didn’t appear in shot.
04 manual camera control
When using flash lights, you’ll need to use Manual mode to control both aperture and shutter speed. For enough depth of field we shot at f/13, 1/160 sec, ISO100, then we set our flash heads to 2.7 power.