Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Real Life Still Life: Bedroom Views (Be Still 52/Photo Pairs)

 Last week's prompt in the Still Life Photography class I'm taking was to shoot a "real life" still life. Rather than posing, choreographing or creating a scene, the prompt challenged us to look around and find a still life in our real life. I found these two in my bedroom, and I'm linking them to Helena's Photography Pairs weekly meme as well. The top one is my craft desk and the bottom one is my bedside table. I like the composition and moodiness of both. The biggest problem with found still lifes is that you're also dealing with found light. But I drew on the various lighting exercises we've been doing in the class to create these two shots. And I really like both of them. What do you think?

8 comments:

Andria said...

I love to look around my home and find spaces that delight me--I had not really thought to call them still lifes, but that's a perfect way to think of them. I recently went to a workshop about making space in our homes for beauty and simplicity, and the workshop leader spoke of having vignettes in our home; this is exactly what you are capturing here!

helena said...

lovely snapshots of life - nice to see your houses from summer of colour. Off to look for some real life still life

Miriam said...

I think they are both lovely, I really like real life/still life.

Sian said...

I love the light coming in the window..I'm always envious of your clear Californian light: even on the worst of days it looks better than here. Though, now I've said that, I'm thinking..maybe you are just very clever at finding good light and have been studying hard in class!

Melissa said...

I love the idea of "found" still lifes & these are great. You did a fabulous job working with the light that was available.

scrappyjacky said...

I love them both.
Feeling very jet lagged at the moment...but must say what a joy it was to meet up with you again....we all had a wonderful morning.

Cheri said...

Great shots Rinda. I am so behind in this class!

Gail said...

They're both great but I definitely like the bottom one more.