I shot these two images while doing some food photography. I was trying some compositions with separate ingredients. During processing, I decided that I liked them better as still life images and converted to black and white. The 1st image is a random grouping of apples. I cloned one apple out of this grouping. Can you tell? It would have been easier to adjust the composition and take another shot but unfortunately I did not see it and moved on to the next composition with a bowl.
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The green apples are one solid colour so I had to use the lighting to provide the necessary contrast. Because there was not enough sunlight in the kitchen that day I bounced a single light off the ceiling. This did present some issues with the highlights. However the main highlights are still from sunlight through the windows. I curved the image to create a more contrast on the apples themselves and then lightened the background to provide more contrast. I shot these wide open because I wanted most of the apples and background out of focus.
This blog is about my learning to be a better photographer and not just about sharing one image of my best work. At times, I’m sharing numerous images and asking for feedback and you are definitely responding. I want thank everyone who has taken the time to give me such wonderful and constructive feedback on my images. I also want to give a shout out to Noeline Smith of Noeline Smith Photography who has been especially generous with her constructive and helpful comments. Because I could not say it better I am going to quote Noeline from one of her comments on my last post “Nature covered in Ice and Raindrops – BW“…
“The benefit of varying opinions is that seeing other people’s views helps to refine our own and our understanding of what we do/don’t like and where we want our photography to go”
So please if you do have an opinion on what works or doesn’t work or what you think would improve the image, let me know. I appreciate all of your varying opinions.