Welcome to Still Life Photography for May 2014
…..a montly exercise in capturing still life photography
My original image for this month:
I used my tripod, my Tamron 28-300 lens, f/3.5, 1/3 second, ISO 200. I do want to add that this was taken in my upstairs bathroom. It’s darker in that room but there’s a window just to the left of where my set-up is. The darker room allows me to get more of the old world look that I’m going for.
How do I participate?
It’s very easy really. There are no rules or requirements. Simply take your best shot at still life photography, post your image and a little explanation on your blog or flickr and link up below.
If you’re not sure what to shoot, just look in and around your home, or maybe even a friend’s home, for familiar or interesting objects you love, or even not so familiar objects. Anything goes! Just enjoy the process and have fun!
If you already have a Still Life image that you’d like to share, go ahead and link up. If you want to work on it throughout the month, the link up will remain open until May 1st when it will be time for another round.
Here’s my textured image: In Lightroom, I adjusted my white balance using the dropper tool, bumped up the clarity to around 40, pulled down the highlights and whites, lowered the saturation just a bit, bumped up the vibrance just a bit and finished this image off in Photoshop CC by first using the “fill>content aware” on the crease in the center to get rid of some of the harshness of it. I then added my “Volumne 4 – Texture 02” with a soft light blend mode at 100% and left it at that.
And then for the same image, I added a second texture from my “Volumne 3 – Texture 03 at multiply and reduced the opacity to about 55%. You can see just a subtle difference but to me, it made more of the candlelight fall on the open book. I liked this look even better.
If you’d like to learn more about Still Life Photography, you might want to check out myFrugal Still Life Photography Workshop and STILL play along here as well.
You can Share the Still Life Photography Button. Simply copy the code in the box and add it to your blog sidebar (or wherever, if you wish).
Now it’s your turn……can’t wait to see what you do!
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!
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