Creative ideas make a good photo.
Excellent still life photos always attract readers, but breaking through the frame of ordinary still life ideas will attract readers more.
Showing movement in your still life pictures will bring a very strong visual impact to readers.
The dynamic effect is getting more and more popular in still life photography in the recent years. With the rapid development of photographic equipment, such as the high speed continuous shooting function now found on most cameras, helps still life photographers to freeze even a high speed movement in their picture. This gives a photo more dynamic, and will strike the audience as creative and different. New technology helps the photographers achieve their creative ideas and the results are stunning. The use of dynamic effects has given new life to still life photography.
Balance is also a key part of photo composition. The basic principle of the human eye is to find the tension balance in a picture. The composition has to have not only has a static balance, but a dynamic balance as well. The dynamic balance means that the confrontation of two unequal subjects in the picture reaches an instantaneous equilibrium. When the subject in the picture has a motion effect, the picture becomes more interesting and attractive. This movement makes still life photography much more vivid.
A glass of whiskey shot by a bullet. It shows a high speed movement frozen in a still life image.
The combination of dynamic and static movement is an excellent, creative idea. This beautiful still life image will make readers question the setup and how such an effect was captured.
Although it is a still life picture, the multiple dynamics create an illusion of sound erupting from the photo. The dark background acts as a simplistic contrast to bring out the colours of the focal point.
Although this is a simple composition, the movement of wine gives life to this photo.
This is a perfectly balanced and unrepeatable moment, and that is one of the beauties of still life photography.
The image seems ordinary, but the blurring movement is creative and adds a new dynamic to the photo.
Here, the balance of still and move brings out a peaceful atmosphere.
Creativity is key in still life photography.
Having a unique idea first and using the best and simplest way to present it can result in a beautiful photo.
Colour is another very important element that can be used to create different atmospheres.
For example, red, orange, and yellow are warm colours. A photo with these 3 colours as the main colour palate can be called a warm-tone picture. Warn tones help to enhance the visual experience of warmth, excitement, and joy. Various blues and green are cool colours. Cool tones can represent a multitude of things, such as serenity, deepness, coldness, and loneliness. Contrasting tones are the colours formed by opposite colour combinations. Usually, it is a contrast between cold and warm. Contrasting colours can have a strong impact on people's visual experiences. The point of the combination is that the main two contrast colours can't occupy the same area in the picture, because the contrast of the split colours will make the picture unclear and messy.
Lex Augusteijn PRO
Great to see one of my pictures featuring in this excellent article.
Knut Sander PRO
Inspiring article with great selection of wonderful photos! Thank you!
Dina Belenko PRO
Oh, such a nice company to be in! Thanks)
Larry Deng PRO
Great article, thanks Yvette and David.
Heidi Westum PRO
Great photos :)
Thanks dear Heidi!
Pedro Uranga PRO
Excellent article and good photo collection, thanks for the choice of one of my photos to Ybette and David.
Perfect image to document this article, Pedro! You're doing such a great job with frozen flowers. Best greetings, Yvette
Lydia Jacobs CREW
Great article, thanks Yvette and David.
You're welcome, Lydia ;-) Have a great Sunday, dear friend!
Many thanks to Yvette and David for this new article about still life and for selected a picture of mine.
Our pleasure, Christophe! You know how much I like your still life works... Bien à toi, Yvette
Udo Dittmann PRO
I'm honored that one of my photos has been selected. Many thanks to Yvette and David.
Very special and beautiful shot, Udo! Cheers, Yvette
Most inspiring article and excellent selection of images, David. Thanks a lot! Congratulations to the authors too. Cheers, yvette