still life photography

Put your glass on wheels for awesome splash beverage photos

Apr 1, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

There are plenty of ways to photograph drinks, glasses, and bottles. Dustin Dolby from Workphlo has guided us through many of them in his great video…

Hard light vs soft light and how it applies to still life, food and product photography

Feb 10, 2022
John Aldred

The concept of hard vs soft light comes up all the time, particularly on YouTube, but it’s typically in relation to portraits and other photographs…

A super simple 2-light setup for shooting still life photography

Dec 2, 2020
Jake Hicks

Big-shock I know. A coloured gel lighting technique from me is hardly surprising, but this time I’m scaling things down and today I’ll be sharing…

Food photographers, upgrade your modifiers before you upgrade anything else

Jun 25, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

You’ve been into photography for a while, you’ve upgraded your skills, and it’s time to upgrade your gear. If you ask me, that’s always exciting,…

How to shoot water splash product photography using a DIY catapult

Jun 6, 2020
John Aldred

Water splashes often seem to go hand in hand with product photography, although it’s not always easy to capture. Often it requires several pairs of…

How still life came to photography

Mar 19, 2020
Cemal Ekin

A while back, I had another roundtable discussion at the Film Photographers Association. This time the subject was Still Life Photography. It is a genre…

Splash Heroes “Villains Edition” is the most epic 2020 calendar you’ll ever see

Dec 4, 2019
John Aldred

I’ve been following Aurum Light’s “milk dress” photography for a few years now. It’s an amazing technique that’s been imitated a bunch, but nobody else…

How to take awesome paint splash photos with a speaker, a garbage bag and some noise

Jun 22, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Paint splash photos are really fun to take, and they can certainly look amazing. If you would like to experiment with this technique, Steve Kazemir…

How Photograph Flowers Splashing in Milk with an Infrared Laser

Apr 6, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

My Students came up with an idea to drop flowers into a pan of milk after they saw several pictures on Instagram. The students decided…

Make your own DIY diffusion panels for still life photography

Nov 23, 2018
Martin Pitonak

Light diffusion panels cost very little when you make them yourself, and to do so is very simple. I can’t tell you how many times…