Still life photography

Still life photography

, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition.

Still life photography is a demanding art, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with compositional skills. The still life photographer "makes" pictures rather than "takes" them. Knowing where to look for propping and surfaces also is a required skill.

In addition to knowing the fundamentals of photography, still life photographers have studio-lighting skills and the ability to use large-format view cameras.

Notable still life photographers

*Irving Penn
*Edward Weston

ee also

* Photography
* Photograph
* Photojournalism
* Fine art photography
* Food photography


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