So last semester, we had a midterm project on composition and lighting. Our assigment was to create 5-6 images of the same subject. To hone my skills in food photogpahy, i choose to do fruits and vegetables. THe most important thing i have learned from this project is ………. MIRRORS are aweesome! In many of my shots, mirrors gave me alot of fill and specular highlights. Mirrors are useful because they are small and gives you precision lighting. I love you mirrors.
Main light coming from the right. A mirror to give fill on the left. Notice that awesome highlight on the apple!? yep…thats from a mirror.
Main light on the back of the lemon, used a mirror for fill in the front. Yep yep! the specular spots on the lemon was created by the mirror!
For this shot, the main light is coming from the back. This not only creates nice backlight, but also illuminates that lemon and makes it “glow”. One huge mirror in the front. (notice the sparkly kiwi)
I love mirrors. The end.