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Still life is a wonderful genre. It traditionally depicts inanimate objects such as flowers, fruit, vases and books in a visually appealing way. While it can look straightforward, still life is a genre that will engage many of your photography skills. Of course, composition is key – you'll need to nail your subject, story and mood; the background; your elements in your still life and their layout. Then of course there is lighting – ensuring that your composition pops.
One of the objects most associated with beautiful still lifes is flowers. To capture flowers in all their glory, take a look at Leanne Cleavely's guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers. It will take your flower photography from ordinary to exceptional.
To inspire you on your still life photography journey, we've collated 23 stunning images for your enjoyment.
Free eBooks To Get You Started
Ritesh Saini has chosen 3 fantastic and free ebooks that cover everything you need to start with still life photography. Read what Ritesh has to say about these ebooks in the article – 3 Free E-Books on Still Life Photography That Will Help You Master the Craft, and I've also linked them here if you want to go straight to these great guides:
- Beginners Guide To Still Life Photography
- Lighting For Still Life Photography
- Post-Processing For Still Life Photography
Photographing Fabulous Flowers – The Next Level
Of course, if you want to take your flower photography to the next level please take a look at photographer Leanne Cleavely's phenomenal guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers.
We hope you've enjoyed this gallery of still life images many which feature flowers.
So, be sure to take your flower photography from average to outstanding with photographer Leanne Cleavely's guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers.
This guide takes you through gear, camera settings, natural and artificial light, composition and post-processing – everything you need to take amazing photographs of flowers.