Object as Metaphor: Still Life Photography with Meg Griffiths | August

Object as Metaphor: Still Life Photography

Date  | Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2024

We need 6 participants registered by July 11, 2024 in order to run the workshop.

Time  |  Thursday Meet & Greet: 5 – 6 PM, Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Sunday Work Share & Goodbye: 9 AM – 11:30 AM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln Street, Suite 111, Denver, CO, 80203

Cost  |  $480 Member and $528 Non-Member

Instructor  |  Meg Griffiths

Skill Level  |  All skill levels welcome


Learn how to create your own visual language using everyday objects. Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Course Description:

Learn how to create your own visual language using everyday objects to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. In this two-day workshop, Meg Griffiths will share inspirational historical and contemporary examples of artists working with the constructed still-life. She will teach students how to “warm up” with writing exercises that will access ideas to inspire new images. The workshop will discuss metaphor, meaning, and the alchemy that takes place when selecting and combining various objects in one arrangement. Each student will learn how to set up scenes using natural light in select locations around Denver. Meg will also share her still-life tool kit, and tips for harnessing light with reflectors and modifiers. Beyond this, students will learn how to look and listen to what the images reveal after being made – matching intention with execution in service of your unique vision and expression.

  • Still life
  • Tool Kit
  • Tips and tricks for shooting on location (anywhere)
  • Learning to see light and how to use it
  • Light reflector and modifiers
  • Selecting the right objects

Materials Needed:

  • Camera
  • SD Cards
  • Batteries/Chargers
  • Tripod (optional, but very helpful)
  • Computer to download images
  • Objects – bring some goodies with you!
  • Journal & pen