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Creative Still Life Photography Tips

Still life photography is capturing inanimate objects by arranging them in various ways. Most people underestimate this genre of photography, as it is mundane or something easy to do. But, infact, it is just the opposite. Light has the ultimate role in still life photography. It gives a mood to the inanimate objects making it interesting to look at. The essential ingredients of a good still life photograph are — Good lighting and a simple backdrop ( free of distractions)

Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to share with you in this post. I have found an excellent video on creative still life photography. So I thought I should share it with you.

In this video, Mark Wallace  is giving us some tips to take creative still life photographs. I am sure this video will help you to sharpen your skills.



Below are some beautiful still life photographs I collected from the internet


drops freezed over a coffee cup Photo Credits: Christophe Kiciak/1x[/caption]


Orange bokeh behind wine glass
Photo Credits: Sortvind/500px


flower vase with yellow flowers
Photo Credits: Anatoly Che/500px


blue water pouring into a glass
Photo Credits: Gert Lavsen/500px


two makeup brushes
Photo Credits: Leonard Setiawan/1x


water splash on cup
Photo Credits: Nour Ammar/500px


red yellow and blue pencils and reflection
Photo Credits: KPK/1x

Did you find this post helpful? Please share your still life shots with us.

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Vidhu Soman

Hi, I am Vidhu Soman, Editor of Shutterstoppers. I have been doing photography since 2010, and I co-founded shutterstoppers community in 2012. I love photography, writing, travelling, and reading. If you wish to contact me, send a mail using our contact form.

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  1. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?

    I’m planning to start mmy own blog in the near future but
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  2. I am glad you have mentioned a video here in this post along with some photo shots. Still life photography is simple but if the photographer is creative enough then that simple scene can look uniquely beautiful.

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