My wife does still lifes. She paints them and photographs them as well. Here's one of here most recent photographic pieces (Mamiya C220)...there'll be more to come from the local farmer's market.
I, on the other hand, can't seem to do anything nearly as competent....and boy have I tried!! There's certainly a knack to it.
An interesting side note about this portfolio is that these were all printed by Keith Taylor, an occasional poster here on APUG.
Originally Posted by Lee L
Woah. Great work !
Originally Posted by jovo
a couple of things, striving for perfection is a noble course but if it doesn't seem to be working for you have you tried parring things back to basics and starting again. I shoot all of my work on Polaroid, the 20x24 (shells mostly) and 10x8 (Colour shells) were shot by necessity with one flash with a softbox but the rest of my work is shoot using natural day light with either a black or white card for a background and sometimes a white card on the side for fill if needed. I don't have a darkroom so shoot type 55 which does pretty much what you want, a positive for composing and an instantly developed neg for subsequently printing from.
Originally Posted by doughowk
I know flowers have been done to death but hey so have landscapes (choose your own genre) etc. I believe it is what you bring to your chosen subject that matters and not the subject itself.
Joe loved your piece about the pears
enjoy and be well