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!