Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have two snapshots of a pear to share with you. It’s been a quiet week and weekend with not much photo shooting.
Enjoy the photos and have a great week ahead.
I’ve received a few emails asking how I shot my beet photos. (These Sauteed Beets) The setup was extremely simple – indirect sun light coming from behind, a large white board to bounce more light onto the beets, a fast ISO, and a little bit of brightening in Photoshop.
The photos were shot at f4, 1/30 shutter speed, and at ISO 200. Because beets are so dark I went with a color scheme to compliment them but also make it easier to achieve proper balanced lighting. Had I used a white bowl it might have been harder to have well light beets. It could have resulted in either dark beets and an over-expose white plate, or dark beets with a properly light white bowl. Shooting conditions like this it is particularly helpful to use your camera’s Spot Metering function. For more information about metering read Chapter Six: EV or Exposure Value and Metering of Yummy Pics and for more food photography tutorials check out the archives.