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November 18, 2022

Photo Assignment - A Striking Still Life

still-life2022-small.jpeg Can you make the ordinary seem extraordinary?

Challenge yourself, get creative and test your photography skills using almost anything you have laying around the house to create A Striking Still Life.

A still life is an artfully arranged (posed) collection of inanimate objects that set a scene. The still life photographer controls all the elements -- subject material, lighting, depth of focus, and the fore-, middle-, and background to create the image. Food is a classic subject (e.g., a bowl of fruit on a sideboard) but still life images can be created from any inanimate grouping. Tools, toys, flowers and paper have been used to great effect. A cigar in a crystal ashtray might be a still life, but if you add a book, inverted reading glasses, and a crystal tumbler of spirits, the scene suggests you are relaxing with a good book. A still life is a scene.

Submit your photos now ---> November - December Assignment - Striking Still Life

There are no other restrictions except that your image(s) MUST BE TAKEN DURING THE MONTHS OF November and December, 2022.

Image: Dec 2019 Assignment Best Submission by Keith Hamel (KJH1958)

Posted by dm1dave at 7:17 PM

November 3, 2022

Short downtime 03-NOV-2022

7day_images_haircut_110.jpgWe are going to have a short downtime for maintenance today at Nikonians, 03-NOV-2022 approx 08:00 UTC+0 (03:00 AM EST). We expect the downtime to be no longer than 10 minutes. Image (c) by 7dayimages.

Posted by bgs at 3:00 AM