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Weekend assignment July 28, 2006: Still life

I know, I know. I completely skipped last week’s assignment. It’s because the black and white assignment was so popular I wanted to really give it some extra time to develop. Ok, I forgot. But the black and white thread really is excellent.

The assignment for this weekend is to try your hand at still life photography which I wrote about last week. Remember, still life is all about arranging a scene (not finding a scene). It’s also an opportunity to practice everything you’ve learned from controlling focus and depth of field to composition and lighting. Don’t be discouraged if inspiration doesn’t strike right away. Creative ideas will come to you as you play with composition, lighting, and the arrangement of objects in your scene.

As always, please share your results with the rest of us in the Photodoto discussion group and have a great weekend!

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.