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We are proud and excited to present the special issue of Still Life Photography. A beautiful showcase of great photographers from Israel and abroad. Still Life in all of its fields, from the artistic photography, to the advertising field. We wish you pleasant reading and enjoyment from this excellent Magazine.

Text of Israeli Lens Issue#11 Still Life Photography

  • Fine Art Photography Magazine

    August#11

    STILL LIFE

    GUY GEVA MARCEL CHRIST ANDREY POVAROV MAGDA INDIGO IGOR ZEIGER ANATOLY CHE AMY KANKA OREN HASSON SHMULIK BALMAS HENRY HARGREAVES SARIT TZABARI -TIRI

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    Dafna was born in Jerusalem in 1975 and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a known figure in the Israeli art world as a lecturer, curator and appraiser of art and collectibles.She is also a Wordpress Expert for blog sites, Corporate Sites & Woo Commerce Sites (Active online stores). With many years of experience in Google Analytic, Google Adwords and PPC. Dafna has lectured at academies of visual art and design with years of experience working in advertising and media. Her education started at Technion University studying interior design followed by general design studies with the artist Ilana Goor. She later obtained a diploma in curatorial studies and art appraisals. In the beginning of her career she worked as a graphic designer in various multimedia companies such as Ness Technologies, Casdim International Systems, along with several major advertising agencies in Israel. In 1998 she began teaching at the Avni Institute of Art and as a lecturer in visual communication at Bezalel Academy of Art and at Magen the Religious College of Art and Design. Dafna has authored a number of books for Israeli academic institutes including John Bryce College. She also

    developed course curriculum and content in a number of fields including photography, internet, media and graphic design. She was later involved in the marketing of these courses to various technology companies.

    Dafna is the CEO, Founder&Editor of Israeli Art Market, Israeli Art Market's Magazine, Israeli Lens Magazine, Sell My Art and Show My Work.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    08/ About Still Life Photography 18/ Guy Geva - At Death's Door 38/ Most Influential Photographer Marcel Christ

    60/ Andrey Povarov 72/ Elsewhere - Magda Indigo "My Photographic Journey..."

    94/ Igor Zeiger 110/ Elsewhere - Anatoly Che 124/ Amy Kanka - Inner Gardens 138/ Sarit Tzabari -Tiri 154/ Shmulik Balmas Blooming/ Indian Moments/ Dawn 178/ Elsewhere - Henry Hargreaves "Ready For Dinner". 192/ Oren Hasson - Iris To Iris

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    STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Still life noun: a painting, drawing, photography etc., Of a carefully arranged group of objects (such as flowers and fruit); also: the art or activity of making still lifes1: A picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects (a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit.)2: The category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter (the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography.)

    Copyrights To Marcel Christ All Rights Reserved

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    Still Life Photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscapeor portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition.Still life photography is a demanding art, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with compositional skills. The still life photographer makespictures rather than takesthem. Knowing where to look for propping and surfaces also is a required skill.

    Still Life images can be just about anything that doesnt move. The definition of a still life subject is an inanimate object but other subjects are loosely termed as still life as well. These include flowers, food, etc. They are life forms but they dont move.Because the subjects are smaller, lighting coverage is less and alternatively less power is needed. Rather than the need of a massive amount of studio equipment, still life setups can be lit with just daylight from a large window and/or the use of one or two flash guns with the aid of a few large white cards to utilizeas reflectors.

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    PHOTOGRAPHY

    Copyrights To SHMULIK BALMAS All Rights Reserved

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    Lightning: Like all studio work, getting strong enough lighting to light the subject suitably is the tricky bit. Remember that lighting is the most important consideration with photography. Lighting a small area though is much easier in one respect but much more skillful in another way. However once lighting technique has been mastered, setting up a still life studio will be quick and easy.

    Shadow is an important factor, too. White backgrounds will reveal shadows, while black can hide them. You canplay with the shadow and light on an object to help provide a visual balance between the two.

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    DayLight: The most natural form of lighting is undoubtedly daylight. The problem though is its impossible to fully control. Optimum lighting conditions can be predicted but then the photographer must schedule their shoots accordingly. Some control of the light can be obtained through the use of reflectors to bounce light into shadow areas and diffusing material to soften strong sunlight falling on the work area.

    Flash: For full lighting control flash is the most versatile answer, even flash lighting from a standard flashgun. Exposure, lighting angle and lighting quality can all be fully controlled in any situation or location. A flashgun that can be used on and off camera is preferable.

    An off-camera flash gives the advantage of using directional lighting from any angle. Also this gives the option of diffusing the flash. The flash can be diffused by either bouncing it off a reflective surface, such as a large card, or firing it through material to soften its effect. It is also quite easy to use more than one flashthrough

    the use of slave units. Because flash is perfectly balanced with daylight, the two lighting sources can be utilizedto light a single image. For example with a window studio, flash can be used to fill-in deep shadow areas. The trick though is to balance it with the daylight in order to achieve natural looking results.

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    Many photographers prefer still life because it allows them to take their time and control virtually every aspect of the shot. The best shots emphasize interesting composition, texture, form, color, balance, light and shadow, harmony, lighting, or all of the above. However, another variety of this field of photography, called found still life, consists of objects that are found naturally arranged, with the photographer making little or no adjustments. Choosing objects for a great still life takes an artistic, poetic eye. But if you struggle with this, there are some rules of thumb that can get you started. Experts say that if you use multiple