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

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

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



26 comments :

  1. Sari, these pictures are just dream!! Put them on a calendar for next year pls The world would be grateful!

    Love the dripping along the pink-champagne flute!
    Next time you may try splattering a tomato on the counter, who knows eheh ;)

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  2. wow - this is amazing! I love the series of the lemon dropping into the glass!

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  3. Beautiful pictures Sari! You are very talented!!!

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  4. amazing pics...ive been trying to get hold of a light diffuser..can you tell me where you picked it up from? i dont want anything exorbitantly expensive

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  5. Moc pěkný pokus Šári, jen tak dál

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  6. Incredible! You imagination and vision never ceases to amaze me. The shot with the blackberry is breath-taking.

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  7. Great job. I'm stunned that you were able to pull it off with one speedlight. Thank god for the SB-800! (The poor hardwood floors though :>()

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  8. As I have already said on FB, you've got a (super)natural talent, and you must belive it, because the world needs your talent, and so do I!!

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  9. I adore these pictures and am inspired. They make drinking water look fun!

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  10. Wow. Sarka, these are amazing! I love to be able to follow your passion for photography here on your blog. These shots really stopped me and I can't stop looking at them!

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  11. Uff!what great shots!thanks for teh tutorial!it was simply great....iam a new subsciber to ur blog and i am enjoying every bit of it!

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  12. Oh my gosh! That's amazing! I've been tryingto figure out how to get a good picture now that the gloomy days are upon us - and will be for some time. We must chat at the food bloggers potluck! Love your site by the way!

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  13. Great stuff Sari...love what you've done with these! I need to get my strobes and start practicing!

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  14. These photos are fantastic Sari! You are doing so great!

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  15. Thank you very much everyone for the comments! I had so much fun taking these pictures and I'm glad you liked them.

    @Alessio - hehe, your comments always make me laugh! :D

    @An Open Book - I got this one as a present, so I'm not sure where is it from. But you can get quite cheap one on Amazon: http://amzn.to/gIqb7y or I recently bought some photography stuff here: http://www.micansu.co.uk/products.asp?id=8

    @El - I'd definitely got better results with two speedlights, but I only have one! :) Reflector on left side did quite good job though. (no worries, I didn't let the wood floor soak up the water!)

    @Juls - And the world definitely need your positive attitude! Thank you my dear! :)

    @Tiina - you are too kind! Thank you!

    @Shabs.. - welcome here and thank you for stopping by! I'm really glad you like the blog!! I have to try some of your recipes. I especially like the rosemary focaccia and tuna fish cutlets.

    @Karen Wise - thank you for stopping by, I feel really honoured! I love your photography!

    @Made With Pink - thank you! Look forward to meeting you!

    @Peter G - thanks, can't wait to see the result!

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  16. Sari! Everyone says "natural light" is the only way to go - while it's great to have natural light - we aren't all priveledged enough to always have it... your pics just prove that artificial lights are just as good.

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