Department of Creative Arts
St. Pius X High School

Ms. D. Gravelle

S3.A2 -Still Life (Nature)




Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants. His subjects were plants and living things. He was inspired by nature and the way in which plants grow.


S3.A2.1 - Research

1. How has Karl Blossfeldt used line in his work?

2. How has Karl Blossfeldt photoraphed his still life object(s) in an interesting and unique way?

3. What about Karl Blossfeld's still life photography makes it appear timeless in nature?

4. What kind of mood/feeling do you get from Karl Blossfeld's still life photographs and why?

S3.A2.2 - Photograph(s)

Bring from home 1 tree branch, leaf, fruit, or vegetable to be photographed. When selecting your still life object consider shape, texture and contrast.

Photograph your object in any style your wish, including macro, wide angle, or zoom. The background should be plain. Explore creative lighting to make your object look as unique as possible, including but not limited to arificial lights, natural light, reflectors, flash. It is up to you.

You must take 3 different unique images of the same object.

Arrange your 3 photos into a 3 photo layout (use layers) in photoshop. Use any techniques you wish to create your finished product.

S3.A2.3 - Artistic Statement

Explain the photographic techniques you used in your project and how they support your message.

S3.A2.4 - Reflection

1. What part of your finished project did you find most successful and why?

2. What part of your finished project did you find least successful and why?

3. If you had to do this project again, what part would you change or improve on and why?