Still life photography is the perfect genre to get creative with, since all the variables are under your control. You don’t have to worry about the vagaries of the weather, or the mood of your subject. Spend as long as you want researching and planning your shoot, and then you’re free to experiment with lighting and composition until the effect is just as you want it. Let your imagination run free and then match it with technical skill.
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