Fizzy Fruit Macro
I’m always looking around online to find new photo projects to do that are out of my comfort zone, or something I wouldn’t normally think of to do. I found some tutorials online about photographing fruit in seltzer water and figured I’d give it a shot.
I used the Canon 7D, the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro and my 430ex flash.
I put the fruit into a glass…I really needed a square vase, that would have given me a little more room to work with but I didn’t have one and didn’t feel like driving 20 miles to Dollar General in town to pick one up
Here’s a few iphone photos of the set up:
The green recycling bin actually made a great ‘backdrop’ for some of my images, although I did use that red book as well for a few shots.
Because a toothpick through the fruit slice just wasn’t long enough to cover the glass, I just used a drinking straw.
I fiddled around with the flash settings quite a bit, and after I got my focus set manually using live view I shut all of the lights off in the room and then took the photos.
This image of the kiwi with the red book as the background is probably my favorite, although I should have used a higher fstop than I did to get all of the bubbles in focus, but I really do like how it came out.
There’s a lot of tutorials online for this technique so if you google around you’ll find them but here’s a really nice and simple tutorial HERE that should get you started if you’re interested in trying this out