Still life photography can be a technical affair, combining lighting, with subject choice, arrangement, shot composition and then onto retouching. By using natural light as your light source things can be a little simpler, although you still have decisions to make around where to place your subjects, and the sort of natural light to shoot under (eg cloudy vs direct sun). Subjects might be those found outdoors or around the house and shot in situ, or you may choose to make more deliberate arrangements. Any subject is welcomed.
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