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August 14, 2014 / Ginny Banks

Still Life Photography.

Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically commonplace objects which may be either natural or man-made. Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape and portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. A still life doesn’t move, so it is easier for a beginning photographer to spend more time with camera controls.

This assignment is geared toward beginning photographers. It is the first film assignment. Students take a roll of film and photograph everyday objects. They learn to process the roll, make a contact sheets and three prints using filters all in a period of a few weeks.

The first photograph is by Nicole Sencenbaugh. I love the shallow depth of field in these photographs.


The next three are by Qingqing Lin.




The next two are by Chihana Sato.



The next photograph is from Chihana as well. It would classify as street photography rather than still life. It is clearly the decisive moment.


The last one is more in the genre of street photography by William Meng.




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