While the northern hemisphere is celebrating the arrival of Spring, down here we are moving into Autumn, which is my favourite season. I love the mild calm settled weather, a crisp morning followed by a warm sunny day, not hammered with the blasting heat of summer.
Apples, pears, late peaches and all the harvest from the garden make it a delicious time of the year as well.
I am doing the Be Still class from Kim Klassen this year. This more formal structured approach to still life is new to me but I find I am enjoying it a great deal, it makes me really slow down and THINK about my composition, all the elements and how they work together. Now I have started to gather enough props to make it interesting, and have something to put together.
This months theme is Brown Paper (last month was Books) so I have combined the two here, echoing the brown paper with crunchy brown maple leaves, acorns and apples picked from my garden for this shoot.
Edited in LR using one of Kim’s lovely presets and then because there was a lot of empty space I then added some grunge textures to make it a bit more interesting.
Anyone here also doing Still Life? Got any handy tips to share? Places to get cool props and accessories?