Every so often I like to give myself a little photo project to get my juices flowing. Often, I tackle our kids or our cat because moving subjects are what I love photographing. However, this time I chose a houseplant. Yep, a houseplant. Mostly because cat & kids make a run for it when I get the camera out …. Sometimes no amount of pleading will help! And the house plant, it’s still living but it’s a stationary object, it’s certainly not going to take off at any rate of knots!
I thought this may well be a good challenge to personify a still life object & even relate it to how I photograph families! Read on, you might be surprised how similar they are!
I photographed the plant at various times of day and night but always where it resides. This type of exercise extends your creative outlook by using different angles, moving your body about rather than moving the object about. I captured images that showed the plant and its surroundings, and also close ups. I didn’t play with any background, in fact all images are straight out of camera except for the black and white images.