*Orwald has been on deviantART for just a year but has astounded the Still Life Photography community with her fantastic works. As well as putting together beautiful features of others works, *Orwald strives for the best with her own and shares some of her tips here...
What inspires you to explore Still Life Photography?
I like to show the things around us. It`s very interesting to find some ordinary objects at home and try to show them from different views/ I can`t say that there is some area of Still Life photography that I like the most but I recently noticed that there are a lot of "fruit" and "cup" shots in my gallery
What are the difficulties and rewards of Still Life?
I'm not a professional photographer so there is always a dilemma - how to place all objects together, how to make the light and whole the scene look naturally. I like to play with colour combinations and it`s the part of staging I like the most. It's difficult to say from the beginning if these combinations of objects/colours and ideas are successful or consonant or even compatible but I like to experiment with them.
Who do you look up to on deviantART in terms of inspiration for Still Life Photography?
Oh, this is really a very difficult question. There are a lot of incredible Still Life photography artists around DA whose works I love so much! For instance - , , , and many others! They are my great inspiration here!
Yes, there are many wonderful groups which have interesting and inspirational Still Life photography folders. The first coming to my mind...
Do you have any parting words for the beginners out there?
I'm not the one to give the tips but I think I can give an advice for those who are just starting with Still Life photography. Don't be afraid to show the beauty of everyday things. Be creative and active. Experiment and have fun! And good luck!