I really hate studio still life photography and it is one of the worst disciplines for me in terms of skill and technique but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of my end of 32 week prac exam.
Before I started shooting studio still life, I never imagined how much work and hours still photographers put in to setup their sets, arrange lighting, compose their shots and style the products. A photo like the one below can take anywhere between 3 to 6 hours to get the reflection well-shaped, translucency of the plant and wine bottle, plexi-glass table reflections and general even-ness of light just right. This kind of pedantic attention to detail is definitely not my cup of tea!
This will likely be my one and only ever still life photo I will upload on my blog. But who knows, there may come a day when I get tired of photographing people and start taking photos of flowers like many previous portrait or fashion photographers before me. Yes, we need to get away from people now and then :)