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24th May – Still Life Composition Ideas & Tips

Consider a colour scheme.

  • Complementary: Placing objects with complementary colours next to each other (i.e. colours on opposite sides of a colour wheel).
  • Analogous: Using colours which are adjacent on a colour wheel.
  • Triad: Using three colours, equidistant to each other on a colour wheel.

Eye Level.

HIgh or Low ? Consider how this affects the viewers relationship with the objects.

Object Arrangement

The way objects are arrange implies an overall form or shape. Different shapes can be used to shift focus. Triangular shapes are common in still life compositions as the shape is strong and helps contain the viewers eye.