Still Life experience (2015-2016)

After having completed my 52-week photo project in 2014 I decided to try something new. I felt attracted by still life photography because firstly I liked still life images, and secondly I thought I could create all the photos at home, without the necessity to be looking for new places to find something interesting there. I thought I would be more in control and could better use the time. For 2015 I subscribed to a “Be still” course by Kim Klassen and because I liked the challenge, I subscribed as well to a subsequent course in 2016.

In those two years I learned a lot through the still life compositions and technicalities. I was afraid first that I would be just copying Kim’s photos and techniques that she was demonstrating to explain the still-life rules and ideas but to my great surprise the result of my participation in the course was not imitating Kim’s style but finding my own ways how to open myself to creativity and listen to that inner voice of mine. Awesome, isn’t it?

I summed up the experience I gained through my participation in the courses in this post.

Below you can see some photos that I took based on the courses’ assignments or based on being inspired by the courses, you can click on the photos to see them enlarged.

I continue shooting still life photos, you can find all my still-life related posts under the tag still life and in 2024 I even started a new project Back to Still Life.