Tops to Lost Bottoms

…thanks to Becky B for hosting this month’s Square Tops

A while back at the inn one of the staff members was cleaning out a cupboard and came across a dozen or more teapot lids without the pots that they normally cover. She asked the bread bakers if we had any use for them and two of us took some. I thought they might come in handy for an art project and I’ve used them once for a photography assignment. I might arrange them in shadow box with glass to keep them from gathering dust. Any other ideas out there?669-C8-E8-E-7913-4-F21-9-A04-52-CCEED741-CB-1-201-a

Day 17 – Still Life Photography

….thanks to Leanne Cole for hosting the 30 Day at Home Challenge

I thought I knew what ‘still life photography’ was but it seemed from Leanne’s post that there was more to it than just taking a photo of an object.

According to the Format team still life photography is as follows:

In a nutshell, a still life is a work of art that focuses on inanimate subjects. Usually, the subjects are commonplace objects. That can include both manmade objects (such as vases, items of clothing, and consumer products) and natural objects (like plants, food, rocks, and shells).

The major advantage offered by still life is the freedom to arrange the objects any way you want. Still life photography follows the same philosophy. A lot of emphasis is put on the arrangement of the items, the lighting, and the framing.

With that bit of information I’ve been on the hunt for interesting objects around the house to photograph.D0-B627-E1-B056-4722-9-C77-93-EFB3-C6-DDF6-1-201-a