Still Stories – Creating Meaningful Still Life Photos

$179.00

Welcome!! I’m so glad you are here to explore with me one of my favorite subjects to photograph – Still Life! One of the best things about doing still-life photography is that it can be done in almost any space near a window you have available to you in your own home. No need to go out when it is raining, cold, windy, etc… you can practice your storytelling and photography anytime.

In this workshop, we are going to really deep dive into the world of still life. A lot of people find still life hard… because they are pulling together random objects… setting them up… and wondering why it isn’t working. In this workshop, I am going to share with you my own thoughts and approaches to doing still-life photography. I am going to show you that it doesn’t have to be hard and how to tell your own unique stories with your still life setups. This is going to be so fun and I cannot wait to see you in class!

Check out everything this workshop includes below! You have lifetime access to this workshop – Workshop videos are available for you to download and keep.

*Due to the nature of this product, there are no returns/refunds available.

**Once you make your purchase – your course will be available for you immediately. You will access your course under the “my courses” tab up top under the “my account” tab.

Description


In this workshop, we are going to deep dive into the world of still life photography. We are going to cover the basics to get you on good footing and then we are going to push the boundaries to help you see outside the box. *This workshop also includes a bonus backdrop for print collection (with 32 of my own backdrops and favorite surfaces photographed for you to print out), bonus texture collection and bonus Lightroom collection!

Who is this workshop good for? Photographers, bloggers, any creatives – who want to jump into the world of still life photography. Learn to take better still life photos and how to tell a more meaningful still life story.

**You have lifetime access to this workshop – Workshop videos are available for you to download and keep.


 

Still Stories Workshop:

1 Bonus Texture Collection – Still Stories Texture set is a gorgeous set of textures designed specifically with still life photography in mind. I have created a beautiful collection full of subtle details designed to enhance all your still life photographs. This set has 30 fine art textures / 6000px X 4000px / 300 DPI / JPEG. The secret to using textures successfully with still life is subtly… You want to use the texture to enhance your vision – not compete with it.

1 Bonus Lightroom/ACR Preset Collection – Still Stories Lightroom collection is an absolutely beautiful set of Lightroom Presets that I created for you while filming this workshop. There are 50 presets… Yes…. 50 – I wanted to give you tons of options to work with your Still Life photos! These are designed to give you some beautiful rich colors and are 100% adjustable! These are compatible with Lightroom 4-6, Classic and CC. If you are a Photoshop user – then I have also included the ACR presets for you to use in Adobe Camera Raw. (ACR presets do not work with Photoshop Elements – Elements version of Camera Raw does not support them).

Bonus backdrop for print collection – I have photographed 32 different surfaces – many of my own vintage backdrops that I use all the time – for you to print out and be able to create some of the exact setups I love. Since I couldn’t duplicate my actual vintage pieces to give to each of you – I came up with the next best option to provide you with a fantastic collection to use in your still life setups.

Check out what others are saying about this workshop in our workshop group:

“Denise, I am loving your still life courses, I’ve already learned so much.”

“Hello! Sharing a few vintage-style images I took this morning of an old black and white photo of my mum and dad on their wedding day. I am loving the Still Stories workshop – it’s just what I was looking for!”

“I am loving this latest workshop you have put together.”

“I’m loving the Still Stories Workshop! The section on lighting was a game changer for me as I’ve always done photography outdoors and didn’t really know how to work with indoor light.”

“Since beginning the Still Stories course I am seeing still life everywhere.”

“Really enjoying the Still Life Stories workshop, saw these beautiful roses while shopping yesterday so did a scout around the cottage to find items to go with them.”

Your workshop includes 31 Videos – with approx 10 hours of learning

  • We will cover the equipment I use in my still life photography. It isn’t about having the most expensive equipment available – it is about using what you have and getting creative with it. I encourage you to experiment with all of the camera options you have available so you can narrow it down to your favorites.
  • We will talk about still life choices you might consider doing during this workshop. I give you tons of setups and options for telling your still life stories.
  • We will go through background options you might consider using for your still life photography. There are lots of choices you might consider!
  • We will go through lighting choices and what I would recommend for you to do.
  • We take a good look at prop choices you might consider using when considering still life setups.
  • We talk about the different types of still life photography.
  • We’ll go through visual storytelling and how to tell a better story with your still life setups. It isn’t about pulling random objects together and trying to make a scene work. It is about being thoughtful and deliberate with your prop choices so they all flow and tell a specific story.
  • We will talk about adding people to your setups.
  • I have more than a dozen styling sets up to show you with multiple options in most sets. We’ll take a look at how I get started, how I style the scene, what my lighting looks like, why I make the choices I make and give you a good idea what you can be doing in your own setups.
  • I have brainstormed tons of story ideas you might consider for your own still life sets.
  • We will talk about adding textures to your photography. I have included the texture basis section with your bonus texture collection and 10 full texture edits using photos we took during this workshop.


 

Backdrops for print- Bonus 

  • I have photographed 32 different surfaces for you. These are gorgeous high-resolution backgrounds you can have printed out to use for your own still life photos. (I recommend you print these out true to life size – most are approx 24″x36″ and smaller to preserve the detail and integrity of the original piece. I print these on a luster finish print on a mounted board which most printers will do – so price them out and see who has the best pricing.)
  • Many of these are from my original vintage tin tiles, antique shutters, chippy paint from the sides of abandoned houses, a few hand painted surfaces I made and use often, and more. I wanted you to have a variety of choices to select from for tons of different looks you might consider if you don’t have access to a variety of original surfaces for yourself.


 

1 Bonus Lightroom/ACR Preset Collection – Still Stories Lightroom collection is an absolutely beautiful set of Lightroom Presets that I created for you while filming this workshop. There are 50 presets… Yes…. 50 – I wanted to give you tons of options to work with your Still Life photos! These are designed to give you some beautiful rich colors and are 100% adjustable! These are compatible with Lightroom 4-6, Classic and CC. If you are a Photoshop user – then I have also included the ACR presets for you to use in Adobe Camera Raw. (ACR presets do not work with Photoshop Elements – Elements version of Camera Raw does not support them).


 

1 Bonus Texture Collection – Still Stories Texture set is a gorgeous set of textures designed specifically with still life photography in mind. I have created a beautiful collection full of subtle details designed to enhance all your still life photographs. This set has 30 fine art textures / 6000px X 4000px / 300 DPI / JPEG. The secret to using textures successfully with still life is subtly… You want to use the texture to enhance your vision – not compete with it.


 

 

Once you make your purchase – your course will be available for you immediately. You will access your course under the “my courses” tab up top under the “my account” tab.

You must be logged in to view your course. All of the videos are available for download for you to keep. I provide a Vimeo link below each video – which will allow you to access the Vimeo video page for your download options.

*This course has lifetime access (This means you can continue to access this course for the lifetime of this website and all of the videos are available for you to download and keep!).