Title: Coffee Break.
Today’s blog post features an Urban Still Life I took while in Williamsburg, NYC. The photo above features random items that I stumbled upon while walking around the city and features one of my favorite elements - coffee and graffiti!
QUESTION: So what is Still Life Photography?
ANSWER: Still Life Photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects.
Still life photography is a precise art form and is pretty much the gateway drug into product photography. As a photographer you are expected to be able to arrange the shot with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with compositional skills. It has always been said that the still life photographer “makes pictures” rather than “takes” them and a keen sense of textures, surfaces, and color theory is also a must.
So there you have it… and now you know! As always, practice makes perfect - so get out and snap some photos!