Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter , typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography .
This genre gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of designelements within a composition compared to other photographic genres, such as landscape or portrait photography . Lighting and framing are important aspects of still life photography composition.
The J. Paul Getty Museum , Los Angeles , mounted the exhibition “In Focus: Still Life ” in 2010. The exhibition included works by renowned still life photographers such as Paul Outerbridge, Paul Strand, André Kertész, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Josef Sudek, Jan Groover, Sharon Core, and Martin Parr.