Okay, so yesterday I told ya’ll that in addition to travel photographs, I set-up a little table top studio to shoot some still-life. I used some black foam board that I had purchased several weeks ago, and a set of lights and umbrellas my lovely wife got me for Christmas.
The foam card was scored from the back to the front so that it formed a hinge that bisects the card length-wise. That gave me basically a two-foot, by two-foot panels meeting at a seamless intersection.
The still-life was, of course, my chèvre cheese! The contrast of the white fuzzy bacteria on the black card created a nice negative space. The original shot was with only daylight from our large front windows.
The lighting was just too harsh. To the point that the fold line is seen. I like the look of the bamboo mat (one of two cheese drying mats!). However, I needed to fill in from the right and soften the light overall. The extra light would also allow a faster shutter speed, which was good, since I didn’t want to get the tripod out – lazy!!
The new pictures are below. I liked the way they came out. even the addition of the red tomatoes.
Lastly, I took the cheese alone and worked a little editing in Apples Photos and yellowed up the cheese just a bit. I normally don’t like the “photo-shopped” pictures, but this time, reducing the glare from the left and bringing out the true color of the cheese. I’m very happy with this final form: