Kiwi - Broncolor, Matthews, TetherTools, Savage

Behind the scenes of recent food photograph.  

 Kiwi

Kiwi

Beginning photographers are under the impression that lots of equipment is needed to do product work but that is not always the case. I try to make my work simple and graphic so it stands out. The in style for food photography is to use just natural light so I wanted to do something that would be different. The image that I visualized was to back light slices of kiwi but how to come up with a quick light table for the effect. First I grabbed a Matthews stand and arm and attached an AFFLAC clamp. I located an old piece of glass from a picture frame and covered it with a spare piece of Savage Translum. If you have never used this product I suggest you get some, it has a lot of uses. 

 

 Overview of setup.  

Overview of setup.  

Next I position a light under my makeshift light table and wheeled my TetherTools table into position. Almost everything I shoot is tethered with Capture One Pro.  

 

 Positioning the kiwi.  

Positioning the kiwi.  

We ended up slicing about 8 kiwi to get the pieces that looked right. Then it was just the time spent assembling the puzzle pieces until I was happy with the composition.  

Equipment used was a Broncolor Move and head, Nikon D3s with a 105mm micro, Really Right Stuff tripod and head, Matthews C-Stand and arm with an AFFLAC clamp, Savage Translum medium material, and a Manfrotto arm.