There are no digital effects here, these peppers are in a plastic tupperware dish, sitting on a white counter top. The
flash light from the nearby window was diffused through the plastic and voila, peppers floating in nothing.
Technical Stuff: The biggest problem with pocket-sized digital cameras is how close the flash is to the lens. Using the flash generally means any and every subject will be washed-out. The easiest remedy for this is to fix a piece of tissue over the flash. I use a the paper cup part of a cupcake… but for this shot I
used full flash didn’t use flash at all. I don’t keep a logbook, but I just realized since I used the multiple exposure option (three consecutive shots) I couldn’t have used the flash. Crazy.
Generally any experimentation I do with my camera lasts barely a day and most of the time no more than a shot. I think, to really get into that level of photography, you have to see something worthy on the other side… it’s a place I’ve thought about going, but there’s a level of commitment to Art I’ve never been able to maintain.
That is my favourite photo you have posted. Aside, maybe, from the rock shows
I love this photo. The colors are great. The textures are intriguing. I also like the foggy street photo on [the other blog].
Any more people commenting and this might turn into a real blog. The peppers do look plasticized, and I wonder if it’s partially due to the light passing through the plastic dish. They also look like a collection of old penises, but I don’t think that’s because of the light.
This is an amazing photo, Gabriel. The colors and texture is just right.
Thanks for the tip regarding the on board flash. I never could get a good photo using mine.
You should turn this into a real blog, lol. Is there anything you can’t do?
Hello Kitty. Direct flash will, most of the time, ruin any photo you take. A decent flash for an SLR camera will be at least a few inches from the lens and have a swivel mount so you can bounce the flash off of a ceiling… or you can aim it upwards, and attach a flash card to it and the light bounces off the card towards your subject. It softens the light so it’s more natural.
…I’d show you how I usually do it but somehow I’ve misplaced 200 cupcake thingees. If you want to experiment, a coffee filter would work great though. Just take a self-portrait with flash, then cover the flash with the filter and shoot again. You’ll definitely notice a difference.