Wall Art Shells: Against the Tide

Transform natural simplicity into striking creativity.

In this still life photography class, you’ll discover how to create an eye-catching work of art using basic materials and simple techniques. Professional photographer Karl Taylor will guide you through every step of the process, providing you with the knowledge you need to produce your own wonderful wall art.

You will learn how to refine the simple two-light setup, find the perfect depth of field, and compose and style the shot with precision. Additionally, Karl will explore techniques such as using a scrim, creating subtle fill light by bouncing light off the studio ceiling, and utilizing flags for precise shadow control.

In this class:

  • Lighting techniques for still life photography
  • How to use a scrim
  • Creating fill light using the studio ceiling
  • Depth of field
  • Composition and styling for still life photography

By the end of the class, you’ll have everything you need to move on to the retouching stage. To see how Karl polishes up his own shell shot, watch Wall Art Shells: Against the Tide | Post-Production.

If you enjoy this class, try Wall Art Shells: Psychedelic Vibes.

Questions? Please post them in the comments below.


  1. jeahn

    I really enjoyed this series! It was insightful to see your ideas and how the theme of one object could be turned into so many diverse results. I think I’d enjoy making my own series of sorts. Thank you!

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