Advice From Still Life Judge

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

Still life with food
Bouquet Garni by Jim Scherer

The deadline for submissions to the next Newton Camera Club competition, Still Life/Open, is April 12th. Our judge for this competition, Jim Scherer, has photographed food and still life in his Boston studio for over 3 decades. His clients have included Au Bon Pain, Trader Joe’s, Dunkin’ Brands, and the Boston Globe.

In response to the question of what constitutes a Still Life photo, Jim responded with the following information and advice: