Still life of an old envelope old camera photographs. The idea is to show the importance of memories

Photography has always been linked to the memories of our life. Whether a vacation, or event is classic to see people taking pictures.

Also sometimes we associate certain objects to memories.

In this photo I wanted to show this two things.

I like the idea that photography it’s a tool to capture something that it’s possible that never happen again.

For this still life, I used an old camera and old family photographs.

I started selecting the photographs, trying to be the oldest possible and then places them above the desk. Then I placed the camera.

The point was not to show all the camera, but the concept is why I decided to give more space to the pictures. Using an inclined angle I think brings a different aspect to the still life.

The EXIF parameters were as follows:
Camera: E-510
Lens: Macro
Focal length: 35mm
Exposure time: 1/180 s
Aperture: f / 11
ISO / Film: 100

The lighting was generated with one flash, but did not enlighten the set directly but by bouncing light onto a white surface, just above the still life, still life and involving also other white surfaces. The idea was to create a uniform illumination. The flash is located on the left side out of the composition.

After took several pictures, chose one.

The idea was to convey the picture is very old, so the natural choice is the black and white. I became black and white, adjust the levels and then gave a small brown hue, sepia but very soft.

Finally, I then merged another picture to give greater texture and aged appearance. The other image was a photograph of a wall with multiple textures. The same has been mentioned in this blog.

I hope you liked the post, if you have more questions, you know

Thanks for reading


About David Cucalón

About me: I began to make shots in 2008, with Olympus E-510. I like a several kinds of photos, but my favourites are motorsport, first plane, macro and urban shots. I think that digital age make more easy and accessible photography for a lot of people. I’m expect you enjoy with my gallery and feel free to make constructive critics. Welcome to my world. Sobre mí: Empecé a tomar fotografías en el año 2008, con una Olympus E-510. Me gustan diferentes tipos de fotos, pero mis favoritas son competiciones automovilísticas, primeros planos, macros y ciudades. Pienso que la era digital ha hecho más fácil y accesible la fotografía a muchas personas. Espero que disfrutes con mi galería, y siéntete libre para hacer críticas constructivas. Bienvenido a mi mundo
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