I could not resist having a bit of fun with this week’s Challenge; besides, I hadn’t practiced close up still life photography with my new iPhone yet. Made a few very interesting discoveries.
First, I can’t clean my kitchen scale without smearing the markings. Second, I also discovered that strawberries are surprisingly hard to photograph…
…which is why you won’t see any. Unlike the onions and citrus, the strawberries always lost their brilliant luster. I suspect that professional food photogs have a few tricks up their sleeves (spritzing with water? Furniture polish?).
However, citrus performs well:
And for good clean dramatic fun, there’s nothing quite the contrast of white on white.
One of these days, I’ll figure out food photography.
Vonn Scott Bair