I had to think quite a bit for deciding on my next photography project as the one with the daily life objects is fun, but in some ways also a bit limiting. I don’t get overly excited about a toothbrush or a toilet paper roll, you see… So I wanted it to be something that I really like and well, if you look at what I really like you tend to end up at ….. taadaa…. food! Obviousy this is not a foodblog so no recipes (sorry) but I thought it would be fun to start a project where raw ingredients are the main focus point in the picture.
Now ofcourse this is not the first time I am shooting ingredients, so to start the series of, I have a few golden oldies that I like. I also have a whole lot that I don’t like, but I will not be showing you those. To start I have this image of broccoli. I had shot broccoli quite a few times before in it’s raw state but I could never get it right. Because if you look at broccoli up close you can see it’s quite a good looking vegetable, but to bring out that natural beauty is not so simple. For this image I used one studio flash from behind left angled towards the broccoli with a snoot attached bundling the light and making sure not too much would fall anywhere else except for on the broccoli.
The exposure was on manual 1/125s at f6.3. ISO 50 with my 100mm 2.8 macro lens. While I like the image it is not entirely perfect as I wanted the water drops (while not new and a little bit cheesy) to be a bit more prominent, so maybe I actually will redo this shot (which is originally from 2011) But overall I am happy with how this one turned out!