Since the warm weather has been in full heat here in Florida, I just haven’t been able to get outside and shoot. On top of it I just haven’t been feeling well for a while now, so I am frustrated to say the least. That is where still life photography has become my favorite medium. I just wanted to share a few frames from a roll of still life on Delta 3200.
Still life photography is something I recommend to every photographer. It forces you to be creative and it really helps you to be centered while you get to know your camera, lighting and film stocks. Anytime I am feeling under the weather and am stuck indoors, I take the opportunity to shoot still life photos.
This past week I decided to set up some shots using an empty apple juice jar, and some dried up flowers. I used natural lighting from the window and a black velvet blanket for the background.
At this time I was also testing out the Fuji lenses for my Fujifilm X-t4 and I had shot this same set up using those lenses. I had to do some on film to compare. Can you see the difference?
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The Rolleiflex Automat was my weapon of choice because its light and there is something about the look it gives to still life photos that I wanted to lend to this set.
Final Thoughts about Still Life on Delta 3200
Looking at these shots, I think the Rolleiflex delivered what I was looking for. The only change I would make is the gray poster-board I used on the table. It just doesn’t go well with that velvet black background in my opinion.
I also love Ilford Delta 3200 shot at 1600. I’ve talked about this before. What about you? What are you doing to combat the heat that seems to be overtaking everyone right now? Let me know in the comments. I love talking to you all.
Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.
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