STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
Presented by: Yves Kéroack
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
An artistic penchant leads me to follow a career in visual communications: After studying graphic design, I worked successively as a graphic designer, web designer, web project manager and finally mobile applications specialist. Since three years, I now offer services in photography.
Since 2017, I act regularly as a judge and lecturer in photo clubs, I lead workshops on different aspects of photography and I exhibit once a year with Collectif Avant-plan, a group of 8 photographers.
In 2018, I won four Focus Awards in the contest organized by the National Museum of Photography in Drummondville. Then in 2019, I got the Photographer of the Year award at Club Photo Impression for the second time and several awards from the Canadian Photographic Association (CAPA).
I regularly take pictures of natural and urban landscapes, nature as well as products in the studio. Each area has its own challenges and I particularly appreciate the enrichment brought by the combination of experiences to my understanding and practice of photography.
My Still Life Photography
Photography of inanimate objects is a rich field and particularly active in the commercial field. Indeed, product images taken by professionals for sales and marketing purposes are omnipresent in the medias.
It is also a preferred mode of expression for many amateur photographers, whether it be still life, food photography or personal creations.
My interest in art and design led me to photograph objects that I found beautiful, to create still life's inspired by the old masters and to make commercial-style products shots.
With this presentation, I will share with you my excitement and challenges with my table-top still life photography. Through my "making of", I will discuss equipment, set-up, planning, lighting, shooting and post-production.
I hope to inspire you in your own approach if you are already making still life photography or to get you started if you are new to the field, you probably have everything you need for your first photos!
I look forward to meeting you there.