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Weekly Photography Challenge – Still Life

In this set of images I rounded up some imaginative images of objects, non-living things. Things don’t always have to appear as they really are in photos. Light, the right lens selection and angle of view can create an image of an everyday, seemingly ordinary object, and make it look interesting.

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So your goal this week is to find some inanimate objects to photograph – in an interesting way. Use your imagination and creativity. How can you bring this ordinary thing to life? What camera settings or techniques can you use? What is the best lighting? You can use natural light, or flash, it’s up to you.

Weekly Photography Challenge – Still Life

Julie Falk

By Julie Falk

Pascal Bovet

By Pascal Bovet

Dhilung Kirat

By Dhilung Kirat

Dave Gray

By Dave Gray

Harry (Howard) Potts

By Harry (Howard) Potts

MelisaTG

By MelisaTG

Chimpr

By Chimpr

Look around your house, see what you can find just sitting around that might make a good subject. Don’t be afraid to place it where you want, or even take it outside on location. Use a reflector to add light, or add off-camera flash for more dynamic lighting. The possibilities are unlimited and your subject has all the patience in the world – so experiment and have fun with it.

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

Zoltán Vörös

By Zoltán Vörös

Lorenzoclick

By Lorenzoclick

Jeff Slinker

By Jeff Slinker

SomeDriftwood

By SomeDriftwood

Ben Seidelman

By Ben Seidelman

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