Still Lives

With the current set of circumstances limiting the amount of time we can spend outdoors, I have been conscious of making the most of that time and taking my camera wherever I go.

However, I know a lot of fellow photographers have been more limited, and, like them, I wanted to focus some attention on using my camera indoors.

I’m not a massive fan of still life photography, it seems too staged for me; I prefer a candid, off-the-cuff style (I guess as much as anything it is what I am more comfortable with).

But in for a penny, in for a pound, and I thought I would give it a go!

I’ve limited the amount of colour I have used (in fact, only one of the shots included any semblance of colour at all) to add an extra limitation to what I was shooting.

(The reality was that I couldn’t find my white backdrop, so was stuck with my black one; this drove me more towards monochrome that I would have originally gone for.)


May’s Mass Observation Project is coming up, so take a photograph based that sums up the theme COLOUR to you, however you want to interpret it.

  • Email the image to adayinphotographs@outlook.com by Thursday 30th April 2020.
  • Images should be a maximum of 650 pixels wide.
  • Include your name, website/blog address and a short note about the image, including where it was taken.
  • Come back and see the results on Sunday 3rd May!

3 thoughts on “Still Lives”

  1. Great shots. I’m the same with regards to still life. I like found objects but I sometimes find still life photography a little contrived and a bit outside my comfort zone. Plus I prefer to rely on natural lighting if possible, which is partly because I don’t really know that much about studio lighting or have much equipment beyond a speed light!

    That said, I’m always up for photographing my gnomes and weird dolls 😀

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