How To Shoot Slices of Fruit Against Light - A Simple Trick

Kiwi Slice Photo
 ISO 100, 135 mm, F/5.6, 1/25sec

Here's how you can shoot slices of fruit against light.

Why necessarily against light?

Well, one of the most important parameters of a good photo is light. And in this case, we'll use daylight as a background for our fruit slice photo.

It's a simple, cheap and easy technique that I read about a while ago in this book

For this trick you'll need:
  • a sunny day
  • a sheet of paper
  • some scotch tape
  • powder sugar
  • a slice of fruit (apple, kiwi - your choice)

First take the paper and glue it on a window like in the picture below.

Next cut a slice of the fruit. Now you need to take the slice and powder it with sugar on one face because the sugar and the juice of the fruit helps to stick the fruit on the paper.

After that, simply stick the slice on the paper and have fun.

    Apple Slice on Paper - Photo Shooting

For my photos I used a Canon 60D with Canon zoom lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III USM

Apple Slice Photo Shooting

Then you open your picture in Adobe Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and increase the highlights and contrasts. Basically, you play with the picture until you get it right.

Apple Slice Photo - Final Product
ISO 100, 190mm, F/5.0, 1/250 sec

And there you have it. Now you can take cool shots of fruit slices in a snap.

Leave me a comment if you have any questions.

Cheers!

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