Monday, March 15, 2010

Magic Chef

Day 74, and I spent a portion of my lunch hour today looking at what other people are shooting. I was catching up with DIY Photography and immediately knew what I was shooting tonight...

Magic Chef

This is my attempt at their 'floating fruit slices' shot, which is essentially a shot done in a light box on a support structure of toothpicks that are carefully cloned/healed out in post processing. It's a simple technique, but you have to love the results.

The final shot was done at ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/200th shutter. Left side of the box has a speedlite shining through the wall of the box and onto the backdrop, the right side was shot through the wall of the box and up to the top, reflecting down. Colour was slightly saturated in post as well to bring up the yellow in the peel.

I really enjoyed shooting and editing this. Shots like this with a simple set-up but an effect that makes you do a double-take are rapidly becoming my favourite sort of shot, and I'd like to do more of them in the future.

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