This photograph was taken by a very talented photographer called Faarifi, He is a commercial photographer and is very versatile with photographs ranging from fruit to printers. I love the way in which this has been taken because of the mystery that the lowkey lighting brings to the apple. I love how the fruit is wet and the detail just comes alive. I think that the fruit appears more fresh and appetizing to the audience. I love the discreet lighting, only revealing part of the fruit makes it so much more interesting rather than if the whole photograph was lit.
I like the composition in the photograph because it is not perfectly centered, with the fruit being more on the right side it creates a more dynamic image, this photograph follows the rule of thirds and i think it makes it more interesting. It appears that the fruit is floating because of the framing and the spacing that is underneath the fruit. It makes the viewer question how large the fruit is.
It appears that the photograph has been shot on a very high aperture to give maximum focus on the fruit.
This are the photographs i have chosen as my finals. I chose to go with the lowkey lighting setup because i had washed the fruit to try and capture the water drops and i thought it would be very unique and effective.
In this photograph I like the colour of the fruit especially the pepper catching the light directly into the lens. I chose to go with the pepper because i had planned to make the fruit wet and i knew that pepper had a very rich red colour and the light would catch perfectly off the water drops.
I used a white backdrop, I had problems getting the sync lead to work, the hot shoe adapter wasn’t working so I had an idea of switching my camera settings so i could use what i had to produce an effective photograph. I turned off the light that was lighting the backdrop and only used the flash at the front with a large softbox connected. I used the fixed flash from my camera to wirelessly set off the front light. I had changed my aperture to F32 and set my shutter speed to 30 seconds and had my camera mounted onto a tripod. I set my camera to a long exposure because with only my flash it wasn’t producing enough light so doing a long shutter speed would allow the camera enough time to produce a well exposed photograph.
Here are some other photographs that i shot.
The rest of the photographs were taken using flash. My settings were an aperture of F8 with a shutter speed of 1 1/25S and an ISO of 100. When in the studio and using flash i prefer to have my camera on the manual setting because it allows me to have full control over the settings o i can get them perfect to the lighting and scene.