At the beginning of the year, I took a free photography class called Frugal Still Life Photography (you can see my class review here). Several of the assignments called for using shadows and editing effects to try to create an "Old World" style still life. When taking the class, I don't think I was able to really accomplish that task. Recently, however, I took a counter top still life and transformed it into something that I do feel like has an Old World feel to it. The only problem? It doesn't look very appetizing! LOL!
Here's a less Old World version of the same set-up:
I think I like the second one better. What about you?
One of the things I like about taking classes is that the lessons stay with me and continue to influence my artistic endeavors. I would never have noticed this counter top composition and taken time to photograph it before I took the class. But I'm glad I did. Have you ever noticed a class that stayed with you weeks or even months after you completed it?