I’ve been trying to do more still life photography and I thought it would be good to show you a couple I’ve been experimenting with for Monochrome Madness.
You shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that I have been experimenting a lot with still life photography. In the past I have spoken about it.
On the weekend I took a trip with my friend Chris to Inglewood. There are quite a few antique, second-hand stores there and it can be a good place to find interesting objects for still life. As you can imagine I got quite a few interesting objects.
When I was trying to work out what to do for Monochrome Madness I thought I might try putting together some of those objects, plus some of the things I already have.
I’m still trying to work out how to do still life. Taking the photo is okay, and lighting I’m okay with, but composition, well I feel like I’m lacking. Though, as I do more I think I’m getting better.
There is something else I have to admit I am really enjoying it. Yesterday I planned some baking, worked out what sort of photos I wanted before I made anything. I baked, and then before this, I photographed what the food. While exploring this sort of photography I am taking so many more photos. Each week I am planning a few shoots and then doing them. It has been fantastic.
Here are two from this morning. Love to hear which one you prefer.
I used the Fujifilm X-T3 for these with the 16-55mm lens. I used Billy and Winston, my 3 Legged Thing tripods.
It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you enjoy the monochrome images. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook group, TPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.