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August 13, 2010 / elgart calago

Custom Pictures – Getting A Shot Of Still Life Image

Custom pictures photography has many uses in our visual art. The subject of this kind of photography is unlimited that allows you to capture something unique and unusual. Custom pictures are best subjects for any canvasses. They are actually better than a ready-made portrait because they are more personal and create a more meaningful concept to one’s personal life.

Since that there are variety of subjects in custom pictures photography, you can take any image or views that may be suited to your taste. And these shots would be preserved by sending them to printing companies to have a great portrait painting.

Every item or thing would do as long as you have a perfect shot of it. One of the easiest kind of custom pictures photography is the still life subject. It is more convenient to take those kind of images compared to landscapes, sport activities and of course pet photography (this is the most difficult). As a photographer, you have a full control over the subject whatever you want them to look like. Hence, you are the one in charge regarding to the composition of the still life photograph.

But then, do not take the shooting of still life image for granted. You have to remember that a quality product is still made out of creativity in photography. Since that you have a great chance of taking a certain still-life image in a closer manner, you can surely determine the imperfection of the subject that may not be seen afar. And it’s time for you to decide what arrangement would be great for an excellent picture.

Here below are some tips in getting your perfect custom pictures and still life images:

The Use Of Lighting

Most professional photographers use a soft box or known as light box in taking any custom pictures particularly a still life subject. This may not be required in taking a photograph but somewhat, it would be a great help. You can find s soft box online or you can make one with the instructions provided. Hence, this has a purpose in providing an even lighting to any still subjects. It is also a good idea to shoot outside with the association of natural light. Actually, a high overcast sky could create a similar light box effect and there’s no worry about the harsh shadows.

Shooting With A Perfect Angle

Commonly, most people are shooting from their height. But, if you want a good outcome, you have to hold your camera in the level of the subject. This is the time where you could take a numerous pictures with a variety of angles. With a good lighting, you could surely determine how could you take the photograph associated with a perfect angle.

The Composition OF Still Life Custom Pictures

Apply your basic knowledge of art in taking a photograph of still life image. It is ideal to see a subject in an ideal and well-arranged composition. It is an advantage if you will consider a classical composition techniques like frame within a frame and leading lines or even the rule of thirds to have an assurance of well-composed pictures. It is also a good concept to fill your frames with your still life subject.

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