Event: Adventures in Still Life with Johanne Voorberg

Adventures in Still Life with Johanne Voorberg

Adventures in Still Live – An interactive workshop

Still life photography is the art of taking the ‘ordinary’ and making it “extraordinary!”  It becomes the job of the photographer to use the tools of composition, background and lighting to craft his/her picture.  Unlike landscape or portrait photography with still life the photographer has almost total control of the subject.

The great thing about still life is that it allows your creative genius to blossom.  Still life allows for a wide range of possibilities including the classic style, abstract expression, minimalism and macro images.  Still life lets you as a photographer develop your own unique style.

PLEASE NOTE: recent changes to Provincial Public Health regulations require that this workshop be online only.  As a result the content of the workshop has been somewhat altered.  The current workshop details are found below.

From Johanne – An interactive workshop is hard to do on Zoom so I plan the following:

Tips for Creative Still Life Photography 

Including a discussion and exploration of the following:

      • Why I love still life
      • Equipment for Still life
      • Composition
      • Lighting

Plus examples and discussion of:

      • classic still life
      • hi key still life
      • low key still life
      • abstract still life

There will  be lots of opportunity for questions and comments.  The presentation will focus on simple and practical ideas to make still life a creative part of your photography skills. …..and I promise “no Power Point presentations.


Some samples of Johanne’s images can be found on the “Gallery” tab at the top of this description

About Johanne

“I live in Vineland and am a lifelong resident of the Niagara area.  I continue to be amazed by the countless opportunities that this area provides for photographers.  Within fifteen minutes of my home I can count 10 waterfalls.   I believe that photography makes us appreciate the world where we live in wonderful ways that others might miss.”

“Photography has been a passion of mine for over twelve years.  I have sold many of my prints and some of my photographs have been purchased by writers to use as their book covers.”

“I enjoy all aspect of photography but have found ‘still life’ to be my favourite genre.  It’s exciting to see how light can be used to sculpt objects and create dramatic photographs.  To take a mundane object from a kitchen drawer and turn it into a work of art is so much fun.”

“The other great thing about still life is that one can do it on cold and/or rainy days.” — Johanne Voorberg



Date: January 29th, 2022

Time: 9:00am to 12:00am

Location: ZOOM, Johanne Voorberg will be joining us from southern Ontario.

Price: Workshop is free for Hamilton Camera Club members but costs $25 for non-members.

Registration is required for all workshop participants.