January 14, 2021

Leaf Lemonchip


Product photography has always interested me, so I put together a lighting setup to do a test shoot the other day. The setup consisted of a glass pane for the products to sit on and two lights: one directly below and the other above on a slight angle.

The light burned out the colors more than I was expecting or wanting, so the color photos and photos of solid objects weren't really what I wanted. The black and white photos of translucent objects, however, produced some nice textures, and I think is worth exploring more. I'm not sure what products this would be useful for, but I especially liked the leaf photograph and would like to do some more shots of different leaves.

As I went to name the photo to save it, I originally thought of calling it "Leaf Lemon Chip," but then thought it would make for a good fake name if I combined the Lemonchip, hence the name of the post (I didn't just misspell).


ISO 100, 200mm, f/8.0, 1/640 s

The leaf was my favorite of the bunch. Detail is pretty good.


ISO 100, 200mm, f/8.0, 1/1250 s

I could not get the detail I wanted in the lemon, and I am not entirely sure why. It might be there was just too much light burning through. It should have been pretty sharp with the aperture and shutter settings.


ISO 100, 200mm, f/8.0, 1/1250 s

The chip made for a pretty cool texture. I can see possibly using this for some other purpose, like a photoshop texture or adding some texture to a background.