For my class tomorrow we're working on a still life set up and here's an idea of how to create an environment for light and shadow to illuminate your still life.
Take a box large enough to display your still life objects. cut a hole in the box for your personal light source to shine through the hole. Find your personal light source. I used a small flexible arm reading light.
Below are also 3 different still lifes using fruit. And the final shot is the box set up with light source
|Still Life #1 - 5 pieces of fruit but a boring arrangement|
|Still Life #2 has a more interesting arrangement of fruit and objects as well as light and shadow|
|Still life #3-I like the light and shadow of the box sides and the shadow from the fruit|
|Still life set up with flexible arm reading light and medium size box|