Fresh fruits for Kristy

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Uncle Frank, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. My daughter-in-law is a nutritionist, and wanted pictures of healthy fruits and veggies to adorn her website. All it took was a trip to the supermarket, some strobes and umbrellas, and a 60/2.8 micro on a d200 to produce these.

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  2. Mmmm.....luscious! Those green grapes look as though I could reach out, pluck one from the vine and pop it right into my mouth! VERY nice job! :smile:
     
  3. Thanks, Connie. I usually do my macro work in a light tent, but now that I've added umbrellas to my gear, I find I like the results better, and I'm less confined.
     
  4. Tasty! Good job Frank.
     
  5. I've used a light tent in the past, too, and various setups for tabletop photography, but I am beginning to see the appeal of a better lighting setup using umbrellas/brollies/softboxes/octoboxes whatever and so on.... The light tent can be definitely a bit too confining! The other day I experimented with something, shooting a flower, and I used a Plamp to suspend it, which made life a lot easier, and then played around with my Ego light and diffusers, etc., but I think the next time I set up to do tabletop photography I am going to explore Nikon's CLS, see how that works....
     
  6. lisantica

    lisantica

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    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Those tasty fruits just spurred me on to go and peel myself a grapefruit!
    Who knew that browsing photos could turn out to be so healthy!
    Nice shots, very 3D!
    Lisa
     
  7. lisantica

    lisantica

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    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Correction, eating grapefruit isn't as healthy as I thought. Squirted juice in my eye, and chomped on a seed just now.
    Maybe eating a seedless grape is less dangerous!

    Lisa
     
  8. Glas

    Glas

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    Jun 17, 2007
    S.E.Asia
    ooo yummy, I can almost taste the grapes! Do yo have pictures of your set up Frank?

    Cheers :smile:
     
  9. Here's the setup.

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  10. paradiddle

    paradiddle

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    Jun 1, 2007
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    Uncle Frank - nice pictures and nice notation on the setup.

    Thanks - learning is what I am here for and this type of instruction is awesome. Thanks again.
     
  11. Glas

    Glas

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    Jun 17, 2007
    S.E.Asia
    Thanks for the illustration Frank, what's the use of the black umbrella?
     

  12. It's a white umbrella, just like the other one shown in the setup. The strobe is firing into it, and it's reflecting softened light onto the subject. It has a black backing on it to contain any light spillage away from the subject. Removeable black backings are a standard feature for white umbrellas, as they allow you to use them in either "shoot through" or "shoot into" mode.
     
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  13. Glad you find it useful, PD. And as long as I'm revealing my secrets, here's how I held the cluster of grapes in position.

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  14. I was wondering if you were using a Plamp or a McClamp.... ah, you pulled in your trusty assistant instead! :smile: Gee, she has nice nail polish and nice nails!
     
  15. Glas

    Glas

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    Jun 17, 2007
    S.E.Asia
    Thanks Frank, I learned something new again :smile:
     
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