This was a photograph made for Project 52. Still Life with a Flower...
- It should not require more than 20″ x 20″ of set space.
- The objects should be simple and NOT shiny. (Please no chrome or glossy black.)
- The objects should be something you can find around the house, or office, or neighborhood.
- There should be at least 5 items in the shot.
The still life must include a flower. Fake or real. The flower does not have to be the main focus of the shot, and I do NOT WANT a bunch of flowers to be the shot. In other words, the client wants a flower for a reason, we add it into the mix of other items. It may or may not be the focus of your shot… that is up to you, but the image MUST contain a flower.
The book was written in 1886: The Complete Home, by Mrs. Julia Wright, the glasses are my wife's from the early 1970's, the pocket watch was made in 1925, the bronzed baby shoe is my wife's grandfathers and the spoons...they are just old.
How did I light it? Diffused window light coming from the right with a flag to keep the background dark and a flag in the very front. White card on the right angled just enough to create a small highlight in the upper left of the spoon on the far right and also to bring out the detail of the side of the book's pages.