Trying Something New ‐ Peas and Pods

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   As you know I shoot primarily landscape and nature stuff – some macro, and some cityscapes. I have never really tried to do any sort of staged product photography (if thats what you call it) like this before. Trying something new is a great way to learn something new. I ventured outside (for some ambient light) used photocopy paper for the white background, a built in flash, and a snoot made out of a Pringles can with white paper towel as a diffuser. What could possibly go wrong with high end equipment like that?

   I do think this went rather well, and better than I had expected. Here are a few more from my experiment:

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2 Responses to “Trying Something New ‐ Peas and Pods”

  1. Dmitri says:

    Nice idea. I like the last shot the best since it has the context for the peas (i.e. the shell).

    -d.

    • Michael says:

      Yeah thats true. I tried that a bit with the first one too but I was trying to get shots that showed all “angles” of my subject. If I had to chose only one I’d pick the first or the last one for the reasons you mentioned.

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