Sweet Peppers

 

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This past weekend I decided to drop by the local grocery store and pick up some Sweet Peppers and Cherries to photograph. This week I’m going to focus on the peppers and I’ll save the cherries for another time.

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I’ve written about my make shift studio before. I used the same set up to photograph these images. First I laid out several peppers on my chopping block.

 

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I sliced one of the peppers, and then using a spray bottle, I sprayed the vegetables with water. I then started photographing them from several angles.

 

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I celebrated my birthday this week and anytime you get new plugins as gifts it is always especially nice.  I had already been using Snap Art 3, but I was surprised by getting Fractalius too! So I had to play around with it.

 

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This was a fun shot. I’m holding the knife with one hand and snapping the picture (by remote) with the other.

 

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My wife collects old glass and this is especially dear to her. It is a Depression glass platter that belonged to her grandmother. My life and limbs were threatened should anything have happened to this piece.  I’m glad to report that both the platter and myself made it through the evening without indecent.

 

 

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I would love to hear any tips that you might like to share about photographing still life.

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Len Saltiel June 14, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Nice images Phillip. I especially like the Fractalius one. Wish they made that for the Mac.

    • Phillip June 14, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Thanks Len! Maybe they’ll go after that market before too long.

  2. Denise Ippolito June 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow! I almost fell down when I saw the Fractalius one. I didn’t expect it. Very nice. The bold vibrant colors really draw you into these images-great series!

    • Phillip June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      Thank you Denise I appreciate the wonderful comment. I’m excited about learning the different ways that I can use this software. Thanks for bringing this program to my attention!

  3. Victoria June 16, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Wow, very nice pictures and beautiful colors. 🙂

    • Phillip June 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      Thank you so much Victoria!

  4. Marc June 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Great food photography. I’ve never tried it but I like your tip of using the spray bottle to make it look more appealing.

    • Phillip June 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      Thanks Marc. I have really enjoy trying different styles of photography.

  5. Edith Levy June 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Beautiful still life’s Phillip. I’ve been wanting to try still life photography I just need to get a little studio set up going.

    • Phillip June 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Thanks Edith. Still life is a lot of fun. Good luck with the little studio!

  6. Andrew Graeme Gould July 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    What beautiful colour combinations these make. Happy belated birthday to you, Phillip!

    • Phillip July 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      Thanks Andrew. The peppers are colorful and I really enjoyed work with them.

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