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Studio Still Life

For this assignment, you will be creating a Studio Still Life with objects that generally do not belong together and be aiming to create a general feeling with the still-life, using placement, color, lighting, etc.

Your final still-life must include at least one natural object, at least one man-made object, and the final imagery must invoke a feeling or emotion. Some ideas are listed below, but you may choose others. The only thing you may not chose is food - so NO fruit, veggies, bread, candy, etc.

Plan to bring a few items so that you can get more variety in your photoshoot and think about choosing objects with different textures, sizes, colors, materials, etc.

The prop closet will be CLOSED for this assignment,
you must plan ahead and bring items from home.

Natural Objects 
Plants
Tree Branch 
Seashell
Leaves
Bark 
Rocks/Stones 
Pinecones

Emotions & Feelings  
Hopeful
Rage
Loneliness
Love 
Sadness 
Envy 
Shame 

Man-Made Objects 
Cookie Cutters 
Tools
Coins
Paintbrushes
Books
Clothes pins 
Scissors

Due for this Assignment:

  • Vocab and Q+A’s sheet
  • Contact sheet of 48 still life images (just like homework, each image should be different)
  • 3 Final Enlargements that must be from the following three angles:
  • - One from a traditional, eye-level angle
  • - One from a birds-eye view (up above)
  • - One from a unique angle or crop of your choice

Research:
  • Web
  • Related Magazines
  • Client Websites

You should fill out your Job Jacket according to the template provided.

Competency:
#801- Operate digital camera and accessories
#802- Compose a photograph through the lens
#803- Demonstrate use of lighting
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Fun with Lighting Modifiers

For this assignment, you will be discovering different ways to modify light using items that are not commonly found in the studio. You will research different, unique, and creative ways to modify the studio lighting, then make/purchase and bring in your lighting modifier. You will then photograph fellow students with your modifier(s) as well as create an ‘Idea Card’ that would show someone how to achieve the same lighting effect.
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Due for this Assignment:

  • Research used to find and create/purchase for your lighting modifier, printed out on 8.5x11 sheet
  • ’Idea Card’ - see example
  • Contact Sheet of 24 of your fellow student(s) with lighting modifier
  • 1 Enlargement of fellow student

You should fill out your Job Jacket according to the sample provided.

Competency:
#801- Operate digital camera and accessories
#802- Compose a photograph through the lens
#803- Demonstrate use of lighting
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