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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1: Expert Lighting Techniques by Zeke Kamm

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Matthew G. Monroe

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Magic Floating Organic Carrot

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MR. MATTHEW G. Monroe turned his boredom with the typical product shot into inspiration for the “The Magic Floating Organic Carrot.” By bringing the carrot away from the background and using a short depth of field, Matthew keeps your eye where he wants it. Just one flash lights the scene. Aimed into a softbox camera right, the light spreads out to hit the bounce cards and a piece of foil. The foil helps bring some snap to the bottom rim of the orange veggie by changing the quality of the light. ...

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