SHOOT STILL LIFE LIKE A PRO

Dis­cover tech­niques to pro­duc­ing unique and highly cre­ative im­ages of ev­ery­day still life

Digital Photograper - - Contents -

Learn the tricks of the trade from

Ka­sia Burke and dis­cover how to shoot com­pelling im­ages of ev­ery­day ob­jects

still life pho­tog­ra­phy may not be as ubiq­ui­tous as land­scapes or por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy, but it has a lot go­ing for it as a sub­ject mat­ter to work with. For a start, it’s vir­tu­ally lim­it­less, as there are no real rules about the kind of sub­ject mat­ter you can cap­ture, and it’s an ideal home studio pur­suit. how­ever, not know­ing ex­actly where to start with the nu­ances of com­po­si­tion and light­ing can put some peo­ple off, which is why we’ve asked KA­SIA BURKE to take a look at the ins and outs of this genre and ex­plain some of her in­flu­ences, work­ing prac­tices and shoot­ing tech­niques. she also ex­plores some of the con­sid­er­a­tions re­quired when work­ing for a client and gives some edit­ing ad­vice.

ALL FEA­TURE IM­AGES © KA­SIA BURKE

CUS­TARD CREAMS Blue and white as the base colour con­trasted well with the beige bis­cuits. I wanted to cre­ate some chaos around a clas­sic setup. The cream was the last bit to add. Once I was happy with the com­po­si­tion there was no turn­ing back

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