Julia Robson - Still Life Demonstration (12th Sept)
Tonight Julia showed us the secrets behind her for still life photography including using sample cuts of wall paper or pieces of cloth for backgrounds. Checking second hand book stores for old books (the tattier the better) or better still asking for books that would be thrown out and couldn’t be sold.
Julia also gave some pointers on how to construct a still life composition, use an odd number of items, use natural lighting from a north facing window with a cloth or baking paper on the window to avoid harsh shadows. Use items to tell a story.
Armed with Julia’s pointers the members were given the opportunity to try there new found skills for themselves using props and backdrops Julia and Adam had brought. This opportunity was eagerly taken, with a number of members setting up and photographing their own small still life scenes.
Thank you again to Julia for an informative and enjoyable evening.
Paul Dunn (Secretary)