Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

Is your still life photography suffering from poor exposure or dodgy colour casts? Our tip card offers some of the best camera settings for indoor still life photography. Use these as a starting point and then let your creativity take over!

Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

Orange cranberry bread still life. Image by Rachel Slepekis

Shooting indoors gives you control over the subject and lighting. You’ll get the best results with a low ISO and small aperture, so use a tripod to keep everything sharp. Use manual exposure and focusing for total precision.

Indoor still life photography tips

Best camera settings for indoor still life photography

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Exposure mode
Manual

Focus mode
Manual

Shutter speed
1/60 sec or slower

Aperture
f/16

ISO
100

Lens
50-105mm

Drive mode
Single-shot

White balance
Daylight

Final Indoor Still Life PhotographyTip
Lighting is key to successful still-life photography. Experiment with different light sources such as diffuse window light, flash and reading lamps.

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