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Fruit In The Loop



This project was the very first independent (and original) commercial shoot I ever did in the studio. The night before I literally separated each colour fruitlo...
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This project was the very first independent (and original) commercial shoot I ever did in the studio. The night before I literally separated each colour fruitloop in bags and timed myself 3 times setting up this design in my small college dorm that way I'd be prepared to work quickly the day I went into the studio to set up and shoot. With the help of music I was able to stay calm and concentrated. Took me about 15 minutes to set this up. I've actually done quite a bit of assignments that required lots of set up, including spelling out words with sugar which took about 1 hour but I'm quite patient at these kind of things. For this particular assignment, I used 1 strobe light with a scrim and a reflecting board as my fill light for the shadow. For more of my work go to my WEBSITE: http:--sfalagariophotos.wix.com-photography

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People's Choice in Fun Fruit Photo Challenge
People's Choice in What's your recipe? Photo Challenge
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Exceptional Contrast
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Foodie Photo ContestTop 20 class
Foodie Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Colors Of The Rainbow Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colors Of The Rainbow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Multiple Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Fabulous Food Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Bright And Colorful Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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Color Games Photo ContestTop 10 class
What Shadows Can Do Photo ContestTop 30 class
What Shadows Can Do Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Project Abstract Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Foodies Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Creative Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Textures Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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22 Comments | Report
anitania
 
anitania May 23, 2013
nice work I love the colors
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY May 31, 2013
Creative and tasty! Love the colours.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 03, 2013
Very creative work.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr June 03, 2013
Very creative! Love it!
fifilaroux
 
fifilaroux June 10, 2013
Fantastic :)
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek June 14, 2013
Beautifully done!
JHPhotos PRO+
 
JHPhotos July 09, 2013
very nice creativity. colors are great
bud82520 PRO+
 
bud82520 July 09, 2013
Great color combination!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 10, 2013
Awesome image & well worth all the practice time you spent. Congratulations.
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak July 10, 2013
I love this! Very well done! Congrats :)
jleiweke
 
jleiweke July 10, 2013
Congrats!
Prasen
 
Prasen July 18, 2013
love the colors. :)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 19, 2013
awesome idea. Excellent shot!
Chichoe
 
Chichoe August 31, 2013
wow, that is so interesting idea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the color too.also, there're 2 of my favorite foods LOL .
CherylG
 
CherylG September 09, 2013
SO creative!! Wow!! Love this!!
gunners42
 
gunners42 September 23, 2013
wow...took some time, Congrats!
murphey PRO
 
murphey October 10, 2013
So Creative !
bigtrocks
 
bigtrocks June 05, 2014
I want to eat some Skittles now!
Capture_This
 
Capture_This October 23, 2014
very creative colors and design
Bart_Sliwecki
 
Bart_Sliwecki February 24, 2017
Congratulations on your people's choice challenge win!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 24, 2017
Awesome job! Congrats.
Jenath0906
 
Jenath0906 September 22, 2019
bow... i want fruit loops

Behind The Lens

Location
This was the very first still life photo I did as part of an assignment for my commercial photography class. We had a studio on campus where we could rent equipment and set up our displays.
Time
I took this shot early in the morning in the campus studio but the night before I spent time practising set ups in my dorm room. I wanted to make sure I had enough time to set up not only my equipment but the fruitloops as well. When I got to the studio I put on my headphones, played some music to keep me going and it took me about 15 min or so to set up just the fruitloops alone.
Lighting
I wanted to add a bit of a harsh shadow off the orange so I used a strobe light on an angle and added a scrim to tone it down so it wasn't too strong. I also added a white board as my fill light to bring out more detail in the fruitloops left of the orange.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D300s on a tripod with my 18-200mm lens which was standard for my class and for the lighting a strobe light and a scrim.
Inspiration
I lived on campus so the foods I had were really no surprise for a residence student. Foods like cereal and macaroni were almost daily for me. I guess I was inspired one day while having breakfast but I wanted to take it one step further by recreating a rainbow effect to give it that extra bonus for effort on the assignment - and it worked. The next project I did was pac man fruit but the one that took the longest was words spelled in sugar for diabetes awareness which is something you do if you have an hour to kill and absolutely no one making sudden movements around you.
Editing
Now that I look at this image I see ways I could have improved by using post-processing or even with my set up but it was the VERY first shot I ever did with a product instead of a person. I was a teenager and still learning. I know now to pay more attention to details and take more shots if you have to.
In my camera bag
As a first year creative photography student (at the time) we all pretty much had the same equipment which doesn't really differ from what I use today. I originally started off with the Nikon D90 as a young teenager and then switched to the D300s for school. We used the 18-200mm lens which is a pretty standard lens. I carry it everywhere I go and it can shoot practically anything on an affordable budget if you can't afford a super expensive and fancy lens. I'm able to photograph portraits, landscapes, nature and still life with just enough range to get the shot I want.
Feedback
Although I'm more of a landscape and nature photographer now, I think one thing that applies to any kind of photography is to not rush things. Be patient because sometimes it's better to fix something while you're shooting than have to edit it in Photoshop later. Maybe take an extra shot or two and play around with your exposures, settings and angles. With still life, you definitely want to make sure everything you want sharp is in focus but most importantly, it's okay to constructively criticize your own work. I feel it helps us learn from our mistakes and improve our own talents.

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