Bored, bored, bored, bored. Horrible weather today, rain, rain, rain. Not even stormy rain, boring grey rain!
Only one real option for me and that was to try a bit of still life and practice some lighting skillz! Went to Pocklington to find some inspiration and the veg shop had some superb looking cherries, taste good as well, apparently. Also picked up a poinsettia for good measure. As I was setting up the shot I noticed reflection of the plant was accidentally being picked up by the black gloss tile, it works really well with the cherry.
Placed an Elinchrom D-Lite 400 with softbox to the left hand side, shooting though a translucent umbrella and another translucent screen to diffuse the light further. I placed a piece of card to the right hand side to light the cherry on this side a little. Finally I masked off the tile with kitchen role and sprayed a mixture of glycerin and water onto the cherry to create the 'condensation'
This final image is 3 shot focussed stack.
The most obvious question you have here is, why do I have 0% beer in my possession?!
I'm having a go at some more product type photography. Boring subject I know but the lighting is quite tricky to get setup.
600EX-RT behind and below bottle lighting up black cloth. Elinchrom 400 with softbox to slight rear left shooting through translucent screen. Elinchrom 400 front left shooting through umbrella and translucent screen. White reflector to left hand side of bottle.