Behind the scenes of recent food photograph.
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.
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.
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.