Articles - Still Life

The Making of "The Smoking Gun"

Almost five years ago to this date, an old Flickr contact of mine, Rich Legg, created a photographic image of a smoking gun.  I was impressed, and I commented on his image at the time.  I recently decided to have a go at this type of shot myself, and did so today.  Rich used a [ continue reading ]

Happy Anniversary, Baby

Our anniversary day was last week, and I bought a bunch of roses for Xenedette as a surprise.  Last weekend I decided that I might shoot a macro image of the petals of one of the roses.  I decided to shoot in natural light, and sprayed the petals with a water gun to produce the [ continue reading ]

A Massive (but Slight) Deviation

This afternoon I did something photographically far removed from my style and subject matter interests.  Here is the result: A couple of key points: I rarely shoot macro images; and I do not photograph flowers.  Yet, I photographed a flower with a macro lens.  That goes completely against 'the rules'.  So, why did I shoot [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Riedel"

A couple of years ago I created a simple still life image, which I still enjoy viewing.  The image is titled Riedel.  Here it is: As simple as the image appears, so, too, was the work that went into creating it.  It is surprisingly straight-forward.  The image consists of four Riedel wine glasses.  I photographed [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Drinking Problem"

Some time after I created my image Wine is a Primary Industry, I set out to create a new image, also exploring the theme of liquid in wine glasses, but this time with something more.  The result was Drinking Problem.  This image took me over three hours to create, as a fair bit of setup [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Wine is a Primary Industry"

On Christmas Eve of 2008 I was inspired to create an image.  I produced Wine is a Primary Industry.  I knew some time prior that I wanted to create this type of shot.  I saw some incredible images along this line, created by another Flickr photographer.  This inspired me to actually do it.  I had [ continue reading ]