How to make interesting fruit backgrounds - Dreamstime

I tried a new thing this afternoon and I thought i should share it. So the idea was to make close up of juicy, translucent fruit. So here's what I did:

1. I chopped a lemon,

2. put the pieces on a piece of glass, that was near the floor,

3. put some white papers on the ground,

4. set the flash under the glass and turn it to the paper,

5. take close up pictures from above the glass

Pictures look really fresh and the flash does absolutely great work. The light reflects good from the paper and comes through the fruit and creates really great effect. You don't need to use any special glass. Glass table will do just fine. You can also use the shelves from the refrigerator. They're not always made of glass but translucent plastic is also good. The glass doesn't even need to be completely clear.

You should try this out. It doesn't require a lot of equipment and the results are fantastic. All translucent fruits, vegetables will do the job: Kiwi, lemon, orange, tomato maybe...

I wish you good results.

Photo credits: Andersastphoto, Arsgera, Witold Krasowski.

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May 05, 2011


thanks for info

April 26, 2011


Very nicely done, great post!!!!

April 25, 2011


Nice Picture, great fruity abstract.

April 24, 2011


Great post! I also use such a technique with an exception of a matted plate I have in my macro kit.

April 24, 2011


It is very beautiful

April 24, 2011


very nice! I love seeing examples other people's brilliant resourcefulness.

April 24, 2011


I've been wondering what to do with 2 spare glass shelves. Thank you!!

April 23, 2011


good idea! Nice pics

April 23, 2011


Great advice. Thanks for sharing.

April 22, 2011


It is nice! I use slightly different technique, have a look and download, it is a free picture :)) Kind regards and happy holidays!

April 22, 2011


Beautiful shots!!!

April 22, 2011


It is very beautiful!

April 22, 2011


Great advice. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

April 22, 2011


Bravo! I'll try that later. So nice to share the wonderful idea. Thank you.

April 22, 2011


Beautiful pics!

April 22, 2011


I tried something similar to this but was not happy with the results so have a second flash on route to try a slightly different approach, But I love the way your pictures have turned out :)

April 22, 2011


thanks for the tips!

April 22, 2011



April 22, 2011


That is useful info.
So now we can see a lot of translucent juicy fruit slices coming up on DT in the near future :-)

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