Still Life and the Creative Process
Still Life with Fruits

Still Life and the Creative Process

still life with fruit
Still Life with Fruits

I have long admired the work of the painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Their masterful use of light and shadow, and their strong compositions captives me. Especially so with their luscious Still Life paintings.

still life with onions and garlic
Still Life with Onions and Garlic

My camera is my means for artistic expression and lately, I have been using it to create still life images. Much in the same way a painter would in his studio, I gather props and create a pleasing setting. Then the lighting. Using a variety of lights and reflective cards I strive to have a balance of light and shadow emphasizing some area and making others recede into the background or shadows.

All in all, this is quite a challenge. I enjoy having complete control in the creation of the image, from selecting the props to post-processing.



Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. You have done a really good job of emulating the Dutch Masters.

    1. Thank you Collins. I appreciate your comment.

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