Still Life, Shapes by helenhall

Still Life, Shapes

How not to run your photography project ....

Quickly look round your cluttered and untidy house for a suitable place to set up a still life.

Instantly become discouraged at the state of the house.

Try and find, atleast a surface which might provide a suitable place on which to arrange a still life.

Become further discouraged at the lack of available free surfaces and dust.

Find yourself running late for work

Grab the nearest three interesting looking objects.

Grab the camera - the settings of which you still remain unfamiliar with.

Take one shot with little care and attention to arrangement, light or camera settings.

Hurry for the front door and on to work.

I give you, my Still Life for the day.
There is always tomorrow!
I like the shapes
February 20th, 2020  
I think there are many who can relate! Yes, I have to dust every time I set up a picture in my house. And when I use the kitchen sink, I have to clean that too! So now that you have a small space and some items, play with them again. If you have more time tomorrow, use this as your starting point. Try a new pov, pull back or come in close (sounds like you'll choose the latter!). Add in a fourth object that's taller- whatever is easiest but helps you to move forward. Don't be discouraged! I actually think the textures of these little trinkets are really nice so give it a try!
February 20th, 2020  
Not sure why, but I found your narrative hilarious.
February 21st, 2020  
@francoise thats ok... i had to laugh at myself for wondering why i hadnt produced a masterpiece yet again!
February 21st, 2020  
I like this. And your narrative is all too familiar.
February 21st, 2020  
lovely objects and light. I can only echo Amy ;-)
February 21st, 2020  
I think we are all in the same boat. A nice selection of shapes.
February 21st, 2020  
Very effective! I have not seen a still life shot from above and that perspective really makes it. (and I'm in the same boat regarding the housework!)
February 21st, 2020  
Nice shapes and textures! (And thank you for your lovely comment to my last photo!)
February 21st, 2020  
i hear ya. i had a #howcleanismyhousenotvery hashtag for a while - from exactly this issue - the house isn't any cleaner these days, i think i'm just shooting in it less! i rather like how these objects seem to be relating to each other. hope you feel more comfortable with the new camera soon :)
February 21st, 2020  
A great selection of shapes
February 21st, 2020  
Love it. Great composition and processing.
February 21st, 2020  
nice pov though ;-)
February 22nd, 2020  
Love your commentary... it's made me realise why I don't like to do them: too much trouble ! A permanent 'studio area' is needed which may be incompatible with a cosy home!
February 24th, 2020  
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