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Jocelyn Mungall

Still Life Photography

Grades: 8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Art

Student Instructions

Good quality still life pictures can be even more challenging to photograph. That’s because they are close up so it’s easy to spot imperfections. 1. Today you have full control over the composition of your still and can arrange the inanimate objects exactly how you want them. 2. Move around the classroom to find your own 'still life' to photograph. 3. Photo: Use the photo tool to take a photo of your still life. 4. Mic or Caption: Share why you think this photograph has the qualities of a still life. Tips: Lighting: The purpose of lighting tools is to provide even light on the subject. You can also get a good quality of light by setting up your photo shoot outside. Composition: Artfully arrange the objects, and use your imagination. Fill the frame with your still life subject: Your subject should be the only thing that you see. No distracting backgrounds. Look for a Good Angle: Try shooting from a variety of different angles.