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12 Still Life Photography Mistakes (and what you can learn from them)

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer & Illustrator

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15 Videos (21m)
    • Class trailer

      1:30
    • Class project

      0:47
    • Light quality

      3:22
    • Colour casts

      2:07
    • Reflections

      1:02
    • Not-so-beautiful mess

      1:38
    • Mug handle direction

      0:39
    • Objects cut out of the picture

      0:44
    • Cluttered background and surroundings

      2:11
    • Falling horizon

      1:25
    • Missing the focus

      1:16
    • Shiny and glass surfaces

      0:41
    • Distracting packaging

      1:50
    • Decoration

      0:37
    • Class project

      0:44

About This Class

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Mistakes are an unavoidable part of learning process. In the photography, before you are comfortable with your camera, before you know the light and composition, you will make some mistakes. But as in any other area, some mistakes in photography are more common than the others, and knowing those, can help you overcome them faster, and, hopefully learn from them. 

In this class I gathered my top 12 mistakes. The ones I encountered most often, while I was learning photography or saw made by others. By the end of this class you will know about most common mistakes and how to deal with them.

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A must watch for every product photographer, especially Etsy sellers.
Her voice is well suited to teaching, and she has a great insight. She quickly addressed several areas I can improve, and with a flow that was easy to follow. Thank you for the subject.
A step by step approach to some common areas where you can go wrong. Easy to follow

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Mariya Popandopulo

Photographer & Illustrator

Hi! My name is Mariya and I am photographer and illustrator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

I never could quite decide what do I love more - photography or illustrations, so Im doing both =D

Here is my little photography blog

I also have illustrations portfolio on Behance

My preferred social media currently is Instagram (no surprise here =D)

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