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 and the thin places where faith intersects.
  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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