We Have a Lemon!

Here’s the story behind this shot. I was visiting >>Martina’s blog<< and had commented about how I hadn’t really taken many food shots (nor has she). The short end of it was that we commented that we should both start with the same subject and compare notes (a lemon being the subject).

I started out in the dining room with natural light but didn’t like how things were turning out (I need to get some “food” props) so I ended up in my “studio” (hahaha, the garage) using three continuous lights (through umbrellas). One camera left (somewhat higher than the lemon pointing down), another camera right (same positioning as left) and finally a third which I held in rather odd positions to try to shed some light at the same level as the lemon to highlight the slice from “behind”. Wowza I hope that made sense…oh well, enjoy!


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27 thoughts on “We Have a Lemon!

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  3. This shot makes the lemon look good enough to eat! As in… not so sour.
    I’m not sure if I’m making sense. What I meant to say is GREAT shot!

  4. Perfect lighting, if the center of the lemon was placed at the corner it would’ve been better.. (Like rays emerging from the source which is in a corner ) πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha, rest assured Morgan, no fake lemon in this shot. I did learn that lemons are not bought by the pound but by the quantity! I went to pay and told the barisita (bought it at the coffee place which doesn’t have a scale) it weight 0.42lbs so she rang it up…all “42” lemons! Hahaha. πŸ˜›

  5. I can see a bit of the backlighting which gives a nice dimension to the image. Maybe I need to try this food photography thing – I’m thinking a series called “The Universe of Pop-Tarts”…

  6. Very Nicely done David. I did take some shots today of that lemon I had in my fridge. I kept thinking I have to retake when I have better light and slice it. You did an excellent job with your food shot. Haven’t downloaded it yet, but I just might do that now. I love your creative touch and wonderful texture and great colour. You are on your way to foodie photos….

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