Still Life Photography: Magic of Extra Lights

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer & Illustrator

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14 Videos (26m)
    • Class introduction

      0:59
    • Why use extra lights

      1:08
    • Chirstmas lights

      1:43
    • Candles

      1:30
    • Lamps and home lights

      1:59
    • Other indoor extra lights

      0:26
    • Light scenarios

      3:23
    • BONUS SECTION

      4:17
    • Example 1

      2:08
    • Example 2

      0:33
    • Example 3

      2:29
    • Example 4

      3:30
    • Example 5

      1:11
    • Conclusion and project

      0:50

About This Class

Adding extra lights to still life images is an easy and fun way to make your pictures extra special and cosy.

In this class we will explore the magic of feel good photography with extra lights. 

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We will learn how to make this kind of images, using candles, Christmas lights, lamps and even wall & ceiling lights. How to mix natural and artificial light, how to make pictures extra pretty and dreamy, so that they will be as good as Christmas postcards!

  1. In the first part I will talk about various extra sources of light you can use at home.
  2. In the second part we will discuss possible light scenarios - so that you can make beautiful pictures in any light situation.
  3. And finally in the third part of the class I will take you through 5 examples, where I will show you step by step how I create my still lives with extra lights.

Learn more about composition, light, diffusers, reflectors and still life photography in these two classes! 

Still Life Photography: Make a Perfect Breakfast Picture

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

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! =)

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The series of still life photography courses are pleasant and well presented with straight-forward instruction and appropriate illustrations. I am convinced that you will be able to take very effective still-life photos after completing this series of courses and some practice applying the information presented.
Totally recommended! great examples and a great teacher!!!
I love all of Mariya's classes full of great tips and advice with visual leads to compare and study and improve!
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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)