Still Life | Real Life

The Be Still – Fifty Two class is a study in still life photography. Still as in quieting ourselves and being still; and still as in photographing groupings of inanimate objects.

The object of the lesson I worked on today was to document our life by capturing real life images.

I worked in silence today snapping images inside the house, on my back deck, and in my front yard. I photographed chairs, vignettes around the house, laundry hung to dry, potted plants, and assorted ephemera of my life.

As I was working in Lightroom on the post processing, inspiration struck and I pulled some similar images together–images that are so much a part of me.

Still life, and very much my real life these days.

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Tomato Diptych

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I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Love your soft images. Do you like lightroom? Do you use it with Photoshop?

    1. Hi Terri, yes I do like Lightroom. There’s so much I don’t know but as I continue to learn I find it an awesome and powerful tool. I used a preset on these photos that I got in the Be Still – Fifty Two class. I don’t have Photoshop — yet.

  2. Linda, thank you for your comments on my Laundry images, I’m pleased you liked them so much. I love the stillness of the last photo with the sleeping figure, it looks beautifully peaceful. I’d say that a garden offers many peaceful real-life still-life captures, doesn’t it?

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Petra. Yes, the garden is the perfect place to capture real-life still-life images! In fact, I’m out there again today enjoying it!

  3. I am constantly amazed at the depth of your photographic talent, Linda. Your photos are beautiful. Makes me want to buy a good camera and take a good class! And your vision makes them truly lovely.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Karen. I’m just a beginner, believe me! I encourage you to try photography–it seems to pair well with writing. 🙂

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