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Still Life Photography: Find Your Simple

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer & Illustrator

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14 Videos (32m)
    • Class overview

      1:21
    • What is simple?

      0:36
    • Why simple?

      2:17
    • Simplify the background

      4:06
    • Number of objects

      1:11
    • Color palette

      1:40
    • Breathing space

      1:13
    • Depth of field

      1:32
    • Example 1

      3:21
    • Easy composition tricks

      3:16
    • Hands & darks

      1:01
    • Multiples items & decorations

      2:31
    • Shadows & out of comfort zone

      4:04
    • Example 2 and class project

      4:07

About This Class

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Photography doesn't have to be overwhelmingly difficult. You can always start simple and work your way to more complex concepts and composition techniques.

In this class I will show you how to make very simple, yet very beautiful pictures to get you started with your photography journey.

The class will consist of two main parts:

  • In the first part I will talk about why simple is awesome and ways to achieve simplicity 
  • In the second part we will learn how to add interest and character to simple images

We will learn the importance of background, colors, number of objects and how to make simple compositions for a beautiful result. 

So let’s start simple and make some awesome pictures together!

Pinterest board for inspiration 

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You can also learn much more about composition, light, diffusers, reflectors and still life photography in these three classes! 

Still Life Photography: Make a Perfect Breakfast Picture

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

Still Life Photography: Magic of Extra Lights

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Aaaaan finally, as per usual =)

For those of you who are not on premium membership, here is a link for a free enrollment in this class =) There are 20 free places currently.

And for those who want to upgrade to premium membership, get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99!!!  Here is my link to use that offer =)

Have a great day! =)

195 of 195 students recommendSee All

simple but very useful tips!
great tips and information, enjoyed this class a lot, thanks.
Mariana Perez Ragazzi

Venezia,Italy

Such a great class! Very helpful and insightful.

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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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