Photographer: Dina Belenko - Source: https://goo.gl/n3hae8
I chose this still life image because I like the creative use of the sparklers in the bowl and creates a feeling of fantasy and magic to the image. The picture reminds me of the Christmas festive season which I like. A slower shutter speed of about 1/60, a tripod, speedlight and reflector was used to create this image. Continuous shooting mode is a must for this shoot. The whole sparkler wasn't used only the stuff on the metal that burns is stripped off and used to create the sparks in the glass bowl. From a Health and Safety point of view make sure you use rubber gloves and be careful of the glass bowl cracking as the sparkles can become very hot. Also using a set of goggles to protect your eyes is a good idea. The composition of this image is great and the glass bowl being the main subject. A dark background means that the sparks show up better. A small soft box has been used to the right and a reflector on the left. A shallow depth of field is created with this image.
Photographer: Natalie Panga - Source:https://goo.gl/fHdKKc
The colours of this still life image are what drew my attention to this. The blue/green background compliments the yellow of the sunflowers. I like the reflections on the shiny wooden table and the colour matches that of the vase. I also like the use of the water on the velvet material as it creates small sparkling droplets on this material and tends to sit on this kind of material rather than absorb into it. I think a softbox with side lighting from the left has been used to light this picture and failing that natural window light. Everything is in focus suggesting a smaller aperture of about f11. The composition is good and the sunflowers being the main subject in the image. The image has been shot in Portrait style.
Photographer: Jonathan Knowles - Source: https://goo.gl/tFMQuv
I chose this still life image by award winning Still Life Photographer Jonathan Knowles. I like it because, although he has only shot the neck of the bottle, he has captured the sparkling bubbles with the reflection of the name of the product reflecting through the bottle in the image and made it look cool. It is advertising the bottle of beer and supposed to catch your attention and make the viewer want to drink it. It does look very refreshing and good enough to drink... The image fills the frame. It looks like he has used some green gels to light the subject. I think the image has been lit from the side and back lit with a gel to separate it from the background. Jonathan probably also used a reflector at the opposite side to bring out the contours on both sides. A fast exposure with a zoom/prime lens was more likely used with a tripod. I think this image has been shot for advertising purposes.
Photographer: Heret Frasthio - Source: https://goo.gl/QSeqUZ
I chose this image because I think it is a different approach to advertising. It's an advertisement aimed at dog owners/lovers for Frontline Treatment for fleas. It's advertising out of the box and described as an interactive ad. When you look down at it in the shopping centre from the upper floors it looks like the people walking over the top of the image are dog fleas all over the dog and on the floor. In my opinion it's a very clever advertisement as it's not only telling dog owners what their dog needs it's showing them to remind them in a very large scale. There's not much chance of dog owners being able to ignore this as it grabs the viewers attention whether your a pet lover or not. It makes you sympathise with the dog.