Minimalism, textures, abstract, and still life

Today we've discovered a gamut of articles focusing on the still-life genre, for your enjoyment. Learn how to photograph abstract flowers, use creative textures, understand textures more broadly, be inspired by food photography ideas, and improve your minimalist images.

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Learn how to photograph beautiful images of flowers with this course – If you want to take your flower photography to the next level and take enchanting photographs of flowers like the ones below, then take a look at photographer Leanne Cleavely’s phenomenal guide Photographing Fabulous Flowers. This course takes you through gear, camera settings, natural and artificial light, composition, and post-processing – everything you need to take amazing photographs of flowers.

photo of blue flowers
Photo by Maarten Deckers

A Guide To Abstract Flower Photography – Here is a great introduction to abstract flower photography. In this guide we’ll cover the basics of abstract flower photography –  the gear you’ll need and some tips and tricks for getting truly powerful abstract images.

Using creative textures with still life photography – Leaning in towards the digital art space, here, this piece covers using textures in your still life photography. Still life, as a genre, has synergies with photographing flowers (and traditionally includes flowers) and even food photography, but perhaps there is room for something a little more creative in your images.

green cactus plant with orange flowers on top of the table
Photo by Scott Webb

11 Food Photography Ideas (for Easy Inspiration) – Sticking with a theme here of “still life”, this article offers some great ideas to improve your food photography. Covering a raft of information from composition to light, to even taking macros, these tips will provide you with inspiration.

Understanding Texture in Photography – This article on understanding how to properly use texture in your images is particularly helpful. Texture can make a profound difference to your photography. This is an element that will help elevate your photography, really ensuring that the image you create is a true work of art.

white petaled flower
Photo by yousef alfuhigi

Improve Your Minimalist Photography with These 6 Guidelines – Here, in this article, you find six things to be mindful of to improve your minimalist photography. Minimalist photography is defined by open space, clear lines, pared-down color palettes, graphic compositions, and simple beauty, and these six tips will help you achieve better photos in this style.