How to Get Started with Still Life Photography: Creating a Floral Inspired Image

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In this class we will go over the basics of creating an art inspired still life image. Students will learn basic composition light setups color theory and tips for arranging the scene. This class is for photographers who understand how to use their camera on manual mode and a basic understanding of off-camera-flash is recommended but not required. The skills learned here can be applied to different photography genres and art mediums. Light composition and color theory can be useful in many creative mediums. For this project I will be using grocery-store white flowers a number of lemons and limes as well as a vase and a strip of fabric. You can follow along with the same props or create your own scene with different colors and textures. I will walk you through my process of inspiration designing the shot basic composition and color theory using both natural light and off camera flash as your main light source editing your image and making your final print. At the end of this project you will be able to create your own lovely floral photograph to display and share at home and on-line. Camera with lens and editing software. Off-camera-flash is optional.