The past few months had us sheltering in place, so it's not surprising to see an influx of still life photos in the community. These photos have become more meaningful, as they represent a particular period in our lives. All of a sudden, we've become focused on objects that we usually ignore and appreciate our little routines. If you find yourself running out of objects to shoot ("What, this vase again?!"), remember that simply rearranging your things and experimenting with lighting can do wonders. Here are some more ideas for your consideration!
Keep Things Bright
Learning how the light falls on your subject is key to fantastic still life photos. Use a reflector to bounce off light if necessary, and move objects around to see how lighting changes the scene.
Make the Most Out of Available Light
Low lighting creates a dramatic effect on still life photography. Sit by the window and welcome the natural light in!
Include Yourself in the Photo
Take a cue from community member @sakuramiyao and make a subtle appearance on your shot. Cast your shadow or incorporate a self-portrait without losing focus on your subjects.
Decorate with Light
Here, light does more than illuminate the subject, but to add detail. Design with light and shadows to create artistic shots!
Create a Palette
We hope you'll try these tips the next time you're shooting indoors. If you have more ideas to add to our list, please post them in the comments!