The Rejects

I bet you all will be so very proud of me.  Indecisive me and I managed to choose ONE favorite fruit on white image for my first Food Photography Challenge project!  I did it.  I had several to choose from and I was able to choose just one!!!  That being said, I still wanted to share my 'rejects'.  My favorite of the rejects is the cantaloupe.  (The Little Lady calls antelopes 'cantaloupes'.  I do not know what I'll do when she stops, but I let out a chuckle every single time I hear the word cantaloupe because of it.  "Da lions are chasing da cantaloupes!!! Da lions are chasing da cantaloupes).

The kids LOVED that I did this project.  They were on a fruit high all week from eating all this yumminess!


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I figured that strawberries would be the 'go-to' fruit of this project.  I guessed wrong.  Apparently it was pomegranates!  I found it very difficult to place these in an interesting way.  I suppose that is where the fine art of food styling comes into play.  Got a little ways to go there.

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Again, the kiwi were so much harder than I expected.  First, my lovely mid-winter Tennessee kiwi were lackluster green.  Second, placing them -- styling them.  It looks so easy, until you have to do it.  I wish I'd thought to cut them differently as some of the other ladies had.  Now that I think about it, a wedge would have been awesome, too.
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Now I have to share my first run attempts.  I asked the other ladies how on earth I was supposed to achieve this 'white' background and they enlightened me:  Foamboard.  We were having pico de gallo that night for dinner.  (Have I told you just how much pico de gallo is my favorite?  I tried to photograph it last summer and failed  MISERABLY.  I'll try again soon. )  So I had produce on hand.  Well, the onion, the two week old Walmart jalapenos, Walmart's pitiful excuse for tomatoes, and the best ingredient on the planet: Cilantro!!!.  I had foam board lying around.  So an impromptu photo session.

I excitedly share my results with our group and one of the ladies says "well, a tomato is technically a fruit."  Um, what????

Perhaps I should have actually verified the prompt before beginning to shoot.  Because the prompt wasn't 'produce on white'.  It wasn't 'various produce on white'.  It was 'fruit on white.'  Oops. I was so intimidated by the 'on white' that I didn't even pay attention to what I was supposed to shoot!

Nevertheless, I wanted to share them!
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I shot these with my
D90


Sigma 30mm f1.4

1 comment:

  1. Loved these too, so glad you've shared these!

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