I was back lighting fruit macro style a couple of days ago so I figured I’d share it with you to hopefully inspire you to have some fun with your food.
I love texture and when you back light a thin slice of fruit or vegetable, you can really see what I’m talking about.
I used my 100mm macro lens and my Canon extension tube on my camera. I locked my mirror and set up my timer so I wouldn’t have much shake to the camera. If you position your fruit or veggie on a flat surface and make sure your lens is directly over your subject, you won’t have many depth-of-field problems (what’s in focus and what is not in focus). I made a really short video using my iPhone to help you see what I’m talking about. You’ll see that the glass is dirty…no worries you’ll be focusing inside the fruit.
I used a florescent light under the fruit and adjusted my camera to the fluorescent white balance. I always photograph in RAW so I have fun with digital dark-rooming techniques after the photo shoot.
Of course if you have any questions, feel free to ask…I love to talk shop. If you have any images to share with us, please add a link to the comments.