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Photography has the power to enlighten our live, and how great it is to start our days by looking at some beautiful pictures in the comfort of our chairs!

Here’s our weekly roundup – you’ll find well-curated photos from the general chat combined with some creative shots from Tersha’s 625th challenge on Side Light Still Life Photography! And as you may have guessed by now, some photos worth looking at from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo of the WeekJanuary 16, 2023

still life roses
Copyright – Julie Hewett

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to our new member @juliehe.
Her still-life shots are absolutely beautiful – the colours, composition and exposure are all on point!
Congratulations, Julie. We look forward to seeing more of your work.

What Do Our Members Do?

Pouring coffee or tea and enjoy our favourites Side Lit Still Life shot!

The bold texture is enhanced by a powerful direct lighting technique!

pine cones
Copyright – Wendy P

Interesting results, and something we can all try in the comfort of our homes.

gold still life side lighting
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Even the smallest inanimate arrangements come to life with the right lighting technique. You can use the nearest window!

side lighting cross
Copyright – Frogdaily

What a result, almost like a painting, as we can see by the softly lit tones!

gentle tone is still alive
Copyright – ElinL

Vanitas is a symbolic work of art that shows the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death.

dim light vanity
Copyright – Tersha

Quite a classic composition with strong side lighting.

classic still life with pumpkins
Copyright – Valery

Cool and warm tones make perfect contrast to the colors, and the light coming from the side adds an extra layer of visual richness to the compositions below.

flat tomatoes
Copyright – Rose Marie

Still life photography doesn’t always have to be dark and moody; it can also be bright and harsh!

knife cuts branches
Copyright – Dave Watkins


feather in a jar
Copyright – Kristi

Inadvertently, Jasenka came to this area of ​​his city and took fantastic self-portraits full of beautiful colours.

shadow landscape and bicycle
Copyright – Jasenka Grujin

Robert catches Killdeer standing in the Thermopolis Hot Springs.

minimal shot hot springs
Copyright – Robert Apple

And he also shared a beautiful moment where that bond was formed forever.

puppy with cheerful eyes
Copyright – Robert Apple

Philip ask for help with Lightning – maybe you can help him!

Mobile Monday Challenge is open to share some photos! And if you want to see more shots, check them out Member Choice, where our community shares their favorite photos from our forum every week.

We Want To Hear Your Opinion

Also, us Feedback Forums got some great pictures, and it it’s clear that some of you have started to build a solid photography style. This is the perfect place for everyone who wants to thrive as a photographer.

Here, your work will be criticized by many well-meaning people, but you will also have the opportunity to criticize your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared over the past week:

Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions to get a better critique experience. Share comments, opinions, and doubts on any or all of the images above. We would also love to see some pictures of your own. Don’t be shy, criticism is given to the photos and not the photographer.

Also, don’t forget to participate in our 626th challenge Backlit Architectural Photography!

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