Looking beyond composition, the items you’ve chosen to shoot says a lot about you. Paul Cézanne’s interest in skulls spoke of his fascination with mortality.
A Rubik’s cube gives photographers a similar challenge, albeit also showing off your camera’s ability to capture startling colors.
A still life is simply a collection of items, typically against a plain backdrop. Fruit is a reliable example, but you could try books, old electronic hardware, or busts. For painters, it might take days to get these onto canvas. For photographers, it takes minutes.
A still life is simply a collection of items, typically against a plain backdrop.
Paul Cézanne’s interest in skulls spoke of his fascination with mortality. Steve McCurry’s broken sculptures speak of lost societies.
Vincent van Gogh’s obsession with sunflowers was perhaps best explained in Doctor Who: “I find them complex, always somewhere between living and dying.
Experiment with different lighting. Adjust the proximity of a lamp; how do the shadows change? Which objects are highlighted, and which are hidden? How would the piece look with the lamp as part of the still life?