Learn how to create stunning still life images with these simple studio techniques.
In this class, recorded live and now available as a replay, Karl takes you step by step through a still life photoshoot.
The subject is a cairn – also known as a pile of stones – made up of large pebbles borrowed from a local beach.
Once Karl and Emma have got the stones in position (with a little help from the glue gun), Karl begins to work on the lighting.
The four-light setup he uses is quite straightforward, but produces a really beautiful effect.
That effect is enhanced dramatically by the introduction of coloured gels. The result is an evocative and captivating shot worthy of framing and hanging on your wall.
In this class:
- Still life photography techniques
- Staging tips for still life photography
- Lighting setups for still life photography
- How to use basic modifiers
- Photography with coloured gels
- Why you don’t need a light meter
The tutorial Karl refers to early in the shoot is Building Studio Blocks and Frames.
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