As the picture stated.... you don't take still photos, at least not
in the conventional meaning of photography. Being able to create
still life photos is having the ability to - yes; first of all be able to
take a photo; however, it's also an art form all by itself. It's a very
demanding art form where the person taking the photo is also
expected to look at the inanimate subject matter and form
the final photograph based on the photographers sense of lighting,
compositional skills, and the relationships with the objects to each other.
You don't take still life; you make it and then allow the camera
to capture the photograph. It's more than just taking a snap
shot of what has already been created, it's the full expression of
the photographer and their view of what they see and feel
while taking the still life. It's much like the painter or composer,
only this time with the use of a camera (digital in this case).
You're only restricted by your own mind and the limits you
place upon yourself.
With a change in light and filter, a silver serving set suddenly
becomes pitchers and goblets of gold... fit for a king.
Wooden strings and tarnished horns become old or new
with just the right lighting.
You control the form, the light, the tone, the mood.
Christmas ornaments transform any season.....
Adding a cloth can make the simple - eligant.