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Old Apr 21, 2004, 8:23 PM   #1
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spent ages trying to get the lighting right. Took maybe 30 photos. Out of them these two are the only ones I can be bothered with. I dont think I that good at taking photos of still life in artificial light.




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Old Apr 21, 2004, 8:34 PM   #2
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not bad
an improvement....but why your LAST go?
keep taking shots and you'll keep getting better

the secret to taking successful still life in artificial light is.....make the lighting "different"
that is wat you may not like about these shots......is they are a little boring...(note i said LITTLE! very nice shots....but they can get more exciting )
maybe a single flashlight for a little or someting like that....
play around with weird lighting....
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 9:44 PM   #3
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to tell you the truth, I find this sort of subject as boring as ,,,,,,, and now I find out this morning that the club is having the same subject in June but for enlargement photos (these ones are to be printed out as small snapshot sized prints). Anyways I keep trying to think of different ways to shoot fruit or veges but my brain is empty I thought of putting a pile of fruit in the kitchen sink floating in water :lol: HELP, any Ideas welcome.
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actually....the winner of a photo of the day (monday....or sunday)

was a shot of a tomato splashing into the water....which looked really cool

if you have an empty fish tank....i'd try that
cover your camera with at least a towel though...lol


oh yeah.....did your assignment/project/clubthingy say that you had to take close ups?
if not....try placing a bowl of fruit on a dining room table....just a simple shot....maybe have a window in the background....or have it outside on a picnic table...
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I saw the tomarto in photo of the day, great pic
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Ok i know you are frustrated.. so here goes.. you are shooting to flat. nothing but fruit.. allow some background to enter your photo and get some demension, shoot edges.. reset your angles from low to high, meaning shoot from a low angle to you subject at a higher angle.. this will make it all look bigger.. or high to low allowing for a smaler effect.. good luck
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Go with Dale's suggestion for changing your angle. He's completely right. In the process, you may also discover that the point isn't so much the fruit itself as it is the design, direction, and intermingling of form. Stop thinking of it as fruit because, once it's a photograph, it isn't really fruit at all. It's just ink on paper. It's color, light, mass, and line.
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barbara, do you have any shots to give me some Ideas????
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Oh dear, do I dare admit this? Guess I better: I don't have any fruit photos. Got some garlic and a couple of bell peppers, but even though peppers are a fruit, I did them in a very classic lean-and-mean style. They're just two green peppers touched with red, and they're on a stark, white background.
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