Still Life – AP

Still Life

Image by Nivi Shaham


Nivi Shaham is an NPHS Photo Alum who took Photo One/Two and AP Photo here.  She scored a 5 on the AP with her photography and continues to work as a professional photographer.  Her AP portfolio is lower down on this page.

For this assignment watch the videos made by Nivi Shaham.  She will ask for you to participate in Action Items.  Nivi takes you on a journey of pre-production and production.  For these actions items, photograph you journey and thought process.  You will need to, at minimum, have in your Google Photos Album:

Please consider the amount being asked for is a minimum and if I can tell you just threw something together will not much care, the grade will reflect the lack of effort on your part.

1. At least one image of a brainstorm for your still life

2. At least one image that shows how you plan to light your still life and how you plan to arrange the still life

3. At least two images of Mood Boards and collection of inspiring images

4. Your final image


Watch these video lessons:


Still Life – Presented by Nivi Shaham

(NPHS Photo Alum, Class of 2018)

Still Life Intro Part 1


Still Life Intro Part 2


Still Life Pre-Production


Still Life – Lighting


Still Life – Mood Boarding



Still Life – Sketching


Still Life – Mock ups


Still Life  – Bringing It All Together


Here are the Slides for the entire presentation


Shooting Still Life Effectively


Example Final Still Life Projects:

Here is my Still Life Project:

Mr. Lindroth’s Still Life



Here is a NPHS Student’s Still Life Project:

Sara Snell’s Still Life



Nivi Shaham’s website:


Nivi Shaham AP Portfolio 2018 – Score: 5



  1. Vanessa Rees, Food and Still Life: 

  2. Leslie Grow, Food and Still Life:

  3. Stephanie Shih, Food and Still Life:

  4. Gerard and Belevander, Still Life Photography Studio: 

  5. Maciek Miloch, Food and Still Life: 

  6. Marc Tran, Still Life: 

  7. Suzanne Saroff, Still Life: 

  8. Crudo, Food and Still Life: 


NPHS Photo Alum: Erin Hines (Class of 2009) – Still Life Portfolio:

Erin Hines – Still Lifes Brought to Life



Here are the slides of the historical background of Still Life

Still Lifes Historical Background Slides