GIVEAWAY: Urth Camera Backpack
When I started with photography I used playmobil to compose with more than one subject and to play with shadows! Not my greatest shots but fun enough to play :)
Flowers is surely the winner though for still life
Really enjoyed this one! Intention and serendipity 👌🏾
Similarly, flowers. But that’s because my partner is a florist! Otherwise, it’s simply light. Some old object that’s been chosen or handed down and placed in a certain spot in the house. So much opportunity just at home.
I love propagating plants from cuttings, so our kitchen windowsill always has a selection of small glass bottles containing various herbs and plant cuttings in water. Early morning sunshine on them have been a daily reminder of beauty and really gets me inspired to shoot.... And then flowers - of course. No doubt.
Here in the west of South Africa we have what is called "Fynbos" (pronounced "fɛinbos"). It is now end of Winter here, and the Fynbos is spectacular.
We live in a home full of windows and enjoy the play of light on the walls/objects throughout our house. My 'in-home' photographs tend to be shafts of light as it hits different pieces of pottery, bookshelves, unmade beds, and my creative spaces. I collect botanicals for cyanotypes, and quite often am drawn to photographing the dried flowers/plants used in my prints.
I recently got a dog (a little terrier mix rescue), and he tears apart every toy we give him. I'm starting a series now photographing each toy as they destroyed 🐶
There’s a yellow orb-weaver spider that likes to spin between the camellia and the car port, so her web catches dew in the morning. My daughter calls the spider “Ghost,” and it’s endlessly fascinating to see how many different ways she can make the same thing.
Flowers are a common subject for me, as I like to buy them for my wife and then take a few shots on tabletop with window light or at night with and LED light creating a black background.
I also like experimenting with household objects like tools, kitchen utensils, even my daughters vintage dolls! Each summon my creative side to arrange and group in a way I find pleasing to the eye.
I love taking photos of the windows... not like the view out the window, but the actual windows themselves
If I’m honest, I don’t think about taking photos around the house very much. Usually my photography takes me out of the house. Now that I’m thinking about it, I have a lovely hanging plant that makes all kinds of crazy shapes and patterns with its leaves and hanging vines. This article is a really great reminder that we really need to look no further than what’s around us. Very inspired. Thanks very much!
I’ve always been drawn to reflections of mirrors and windows throughout my house, particularly when the morning sun makes interesting and disorienting patterns in the light.
Living at flat where my house area had a lot of stray cat. When sunrise, the lighting were pointed to those cats and could make a lot of interesting photo. But somehow I was still experimenting my camera. Hope to get more good photos
I have two floorlamps in a corner of my living room next to the windows. The glass of the lamps are a deep purple and a light but bright pink. In the summer evenings the sun always does a little dance with the lamps, and the glass bounces of colour on the wall behind them.
I love the old school music boxes made out of wood in my apartment. When the light hits the corner where they stay I'm always forced to take my camera. Sometimes I make myself a cup of coffee and add it to the scene. Gorgeous.
For me, I love the timelessness of fruit and flowers. Some great magic happens when you get the light right that can make the composition look just like an oil-painted still life.
I find pears, figs, apples, and grapes to be my favorite fruits.
I normally don't get much from still life photography but the one object I keep going back to is a small key chain I bought many years ago, who knows where. The key chain is a small skeleton figure smoking a cigarette while sitting on a toilet. There's something really expressive about this nasty little guy that really hits me. I have photographed him many times. It is easily my most photographed, non-human subject.