The still life tradition goes back centuries, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t put a modern twist on it today. Still life compositions often include subjects like flowers, fruits, and other foods, and have a strong, balanced composition. However, the possibilities for what you can create are literally endless—just about anything can be incorporated into a still life photograph!
As you plan out your shot, there are a few variables to think about. An interesting image will contain objects with contrasting shapes, textures, and colors, so select your subjects carefully. And of course, don’t underestimate the importance of a good background! A simple white background usually works well, but you can also experiment with other colors to see how they complement your subjects.
Once you’ve got your shot, share it with the hashtag #StillLife!