Recently, I took on still life as a means to practice with my strobe lights and some props I’ve collected over the past few months. As I continued, I started to use more ambient light and concentrate on compositional elements, like scale, light, and texture. Setting up a still life always presents a challenge, and compared to setting up a still life for painting, I’d say the challenge with still life photography differs in that there’s a tendency to rearrange. So, to reduce doubt, I try to place things as simple as possible by not using more than three elements or following the rule of thirds. To avoid overshooting, I limit the number of frames within a specific amount of time.