Our farmers’ market is finally back in full swing. Right now it is mostly young greens and root vegetables, but they also have some hot house tomatoes that beat the cardboard versions we were getting from Safeway.
Purple Scallions – Deep Purple Bunching (I think)
Hot house grown tomato
The Photo Setup
So I thought I would also include something a little different with this post–the setup of the photographic equipment I used to take the photos. I took these series of photos in our 2nd bedroom / computer room / den. The food is on a piece of matt board I had laying around after I did some framing. I used a folding work table to place everything on. The food is backlit by a Nikon SB-24 firing into a small Photoflex softbox. The front lighting comes from another SB-24 on lightstand firing through a white umbrella. Both flashes are set to 1/8th power, however the softbox is much more efficient and provides a stronger light. The camera is set to 100 ISO with an f-stop of 9.5. I will keep posting setup descriptions every now and then…as I remember to take them.