Still Life with Macro Lens

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One of the new directions I am going in with my photography is Still Life – in fact I have signed up for two classes with Kim Klassen and I am really looking forward to learning new tips.  So far I have found out an excellent cost effective way of making a replacement tabletop/background for around $100 that is double sided – surprisingly all the components I needed were available, in fact we have a saw mill in the city that makes the boards so I was able to get them custom cut.

My spare bedroom which is currently empty (not for long sadly) gets good morning light so I decided to put my first lessons into practice.  A key thing with still life is to plan your layout and think about where the light was coming from.  Really good advice and I changed the angle I was shooting at to take better advantage of the window light.

Summer fruits and berries are at their peak right now so I picked the best plumpest raspberries, due to hail the cherries were a bit battered and bruised, and freshly picked red currants out of my garden!

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All images processed in with some of Kim’s still life presets to finish off.  All shot with my Canon 7D mk ii and 100mm F2.8 IS L lens on a tripod.  Side light from a window and a reflector on the other side.

Can you recommend any still life tips or tricks you use?  Any good websites or books?  I am particularly interested in the styling concepts and tools.

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5 Responses to Still Life with Macro Lens

  1. desleyjane says:

    Excellent. I am also interested in this. Love the raspberries in particular.

  2. Beautiful work – love your raspberries. I haven’t done much serious macro still lifes – one area I want to do more of and some stage.

    • lensaddiction says:

      My macro lens has gathered dust for the last two years, since i bought it. Being stuck at home recovering from surgery was a good opportunity to give it some use and discovering the still life style I like has inspired me 🙂

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