Autumn 2020
Autumnal Still Life

Autumnal Still Life

Autumn to me is the celebration of all things Halloween (I know it’s passed) and all things to do with autumn and especially the colour orange. I for the first time in a long time was able to get my creative mind on and create an autumnal still life set up and shoot it in a DIY studio set up in the comfort of my kitchen and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Since leaving college i’ve really missed shooting fine art studio portraiture and I feel like this is the closest i’m going to get at the minute, especially with lockdowns happening left right and centre.

This was taken using only my kitchen window as light and a black background and to get it looking like this all I had to do was increase the contrast. Pretty easy editing to be fair. Shot on a Canon 6D with a 50mm on a 2.5 aperture.

Autumnal Still Life

Autumnal Still Life

What do you think? Do you like it, do you not? I personally really like the lighting and composition and I used the techniques I’d use with portraiture to get this shot. I used an aperture shallow enough to give me a reduced depth of field but one that gave me enough to get enough detail in the whole of the skull of the image as that is the main focus within the image.

By focusing on the pumpkin and not the skull, it wouldn’t have worked or have had the same affect as it does with the focus being solely on the skull.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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