Artificial Light Food Photography and Fruit Splash

I've been wanting to share the story and pictures from a traditional pig-slaugtering feast that I mentioned in my last post for a while. I thought I would post it today. However, I was doing something else again. Actually this week, I've been learning how to use artificial light for food photography as short and gloomy London days have arrived, and I will have to wait yet another couple of months before this will change. So tonight I was playing around with an external flash to try some new lighting techniques. Here is the result. But don't worry the pig-slaughtering post is coming soon! And I promise no blood and gore!

Lemon Splash

Lemon Splash Process

View it large on black, it looks much better!

Berry Splash

Champagne pour



If you are wondering how did I do that, here's the setup. And yes, I had to mop the floor after I finished! :)

Strobist info: SB-800 on right side at 1/32 power, F5.6-9, 1/2s, ISO 200