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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 12:29 PM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:

About Us


Welcome to the group! We're here to hopefully help promote Still Life Photography and in particular your work. We have gallery folders open for submission, upcoming blogs, tips & tutorials. Whether you need help understanding what Still Life Photography is, expose your own work or just look at some amazing creations - we're the group for you! Read more about us here.

Submission Rules


If your work is declined and you'd like to know why please ask us! We are happy to help.

:bulletblack: Your work needs to be categorised within theStill Life Photography or Artisan Crafts (Culinary Arts) Galleries. If it is not in those categories, it will be rejected.




:bulletblack: Folder submissions are open to members only - join to submit.
:bulletblack: One entry per folder per Deviant each week.
:bulletblack: If your work is declined and you'd like to know why please ask us! We are happy to help.
:bulletblack: We will monitor submissions and decline works that don't fit the criteria, aren't categorized as still life or appear to be unfinished.
:bulletblack: We do control submissions and accept/reject them on a quality basis. Please make sure you don't submit poor quality shots/out of focus images and so on.
:bulletblack: Remember no hands, feet, animals or other creatures who breath, talk, eat, etc.

Our Gallery Folders


:bulletblack: Dolls
The Dolls Gallery is for all your Still Life shots of Dolls. Please be aware that you can also submit your Doll work to Artisan Crafts but be sure to keep the divide when submitting to this group.

:bulletblack: Danbo
The cute little box figure deserves a gallery all to himself we decided! Danbo is popular and some say over-used, but we're confident we can get some unique little shots into the gallery and welcome your Danbo shots.

:bulletblack: Food - Baking
Whilst most of the time we would hope that you create your own subjects to photograph for Baking, we do understand that sometimes you can get some beautiful shots of things that are already made. Therefore we welcome all sorts of food creations into this gallery that fall under cakes, cookies, pastries and tarts!

:bulletblack: Food - Desserts
Not to be confused with baking - Desserts is all about cheesecake, yoghurts, pies, ice cream and so on.

:bulletblack: Food - Meals
Meals must be shown as main meals with the emphasis on the whole dish rather than a selected area.

:bulletblack: Food - Other
This is for anything else - fruit, salad, meat...anything that is singular and on its own and doesn't fit the other gallery defintions!

:bulletblack: Drink
Whether you've got a lovely shot of some coffee beans, a steaming mug of hot chocolate or something else - this is the folder for you! Keep those cocktails coming!

:bulletblack: Cut Flowers and Flower Arrangements
This folder is for cut roses and so on - flowers that you've bought or cut that aren't still growing in the garden! Not to be confused with the flowers section of Animals, Plants and Nature.

:bulletblack: Arrangements
As you will see in this folder, this is both for cute and quirky arrangements and traditional set ups of Still Life Photography. Whether it's an arrangement of fruit, shoes, or ornaments e.t.c NB: Cut flowers MUST go to the cut flowers gallery.

:bulletblack: Jewellery
Open for all types of jewellery! Remember that still life does not involve the living though - so if there are people in your shots it will be rejected!

:bulletblack: Bottles & Bokeh
We had to have a folder for those lovely still life bottle shots - anything remotely featuring a Bottle and fitting the still life requirements can come here!

:bulletblack: Miscellaneous
For everything else Still Life that doesn't fit above!


:bulletblack: Ornaments
For all types of ornaments that don't fit bottles, bokeh, dolls and jewellery!


Finally...


Enjoy the group! If you have ideas, suggestions and thoughts on what we can add or do - let us know!

Credits:
Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma
Strawberrys by spanjebob89

Challenge - 1 week left!

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 10:37 AM


Hi guys!

just wanted to drop by and remind you all that there is 1 week (and 1 day) left of the Still life April challenge! Haven't heard of it? Read all about it here!

Hope you are having an awesome weekend!


Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma

Still life challenge April 2017

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 1:47 AM
Hi guys! 

So sadly only one person joined in on the March challenge, big thanks and good job to the person who did join though! 

The theme for April is Tea Party I think this can be a interesting and fun theme and I'm very excited to see what you do. 

The challenge will be running until 30th of April 2017, 23.59PM you can submit your picture to this folder

Rules:

Bullet; Black Entries must have been taken after 1th of April 2017
Bullet; Black Images must fit the theme Tea Party
Bullet; Black It must follow Still-Life-Stills group rules
Bullet; Black Only ONE [1] submission per person
Bullet; Black You need to be a member of the group to participate.
Bullet; Black There must be 4 or more people taking part if we are gonna choose a winner.

Prizes:

1st Place 
1 x 3 month core membership
150 Points 

2nd Place 
1 x 3 month core membership
75 Points

Inspiration

the hatter is reading by LightMagicalLady Starry night tea party by dinabelenko 
Tea Party by Kyndelfire Alice's Tea Party by nikicorny Care to? by WildWinyan 
A Tea Party Kerfuffle! by VelvetRedBullet autumn tea party II by aimeelikestotakepics


Still life challenge March 2017

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 5:49 AM


Hi guys, long time no see! 

Sorry that I'm quite a bit late on the challenge this month but I haven't been home and I've haven't had the time, so sorry about that. 

There was no submissions for the February challenge, so no winners, sorry!

The theme for the March challenge is Copy, so I'll show you a picture and you'll have to copy it as best as you can. Of course you can use different items, for example if there is a cup in the picture I don't expect you to have the same cup, so you can use one of your own. 

The picture you are going to copy is this: 

Still life with pomegranates by mialekos

The picture is taken by :iconmialekos: check out his page if you want to.

This is a pretty classic still life photography. The setup, the light, the colours, everything is classy. 
It is really important that you pay attention to the light here, you might have to use more then one source of light, but I think that natural light from a window would be enough. 
So the point is to make your picture look as much as this one as you can. It's okay if you want to use apples instead of pomegranates, more up to date book and another teapot (?).
If you have any questions leave them in the comment felt or send me a message.

You have until 30.03.2017 11.59PM, submit your picture to this folder
I will as always put up a count down for you and don't forget to vote on the theme for April! 

Rules:

Bullet; Black Entries must have been taken after 1th of March 2017
Bullet; Black Images must fit the theme Copy
Bullet; Black It must follow Still-Life-Stills group rules
Bullet; Black Only ONE [1] submission per person
Bullet; Black You need to be a member of the group to participate.
Bullet; Black There must be 4 or more people taking part if we are gonna choose a winner.

Prizes:

1st Place 
1 x 3 month core membership
150 Points 

2nd Place 
1 x 3 month core membership
75 Points

Good luck!
 





Journal Design and CSS by PreetikaSharma


Hi guys! Sadly there weren't enough people taking part in the January challenge so no winners this time. 
Thanks to every one who submitted a picture, you guys are awesome!

Don't forget our February challenge and our Valentines challenge. 


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