TGIF - POTW 11/17

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another reader Photo Of The Week.

This week's image is by Mark Lewin, who posts on Flickr as Markmyshots.

Mark used two lights, both on manual. He aimed one at the background and a second at the tomato. Because of the translucent quality of the water, it was the background light that set the tone (and the base exposure) for the photo.

Base exposure chosen, it was just a matter of adjusting the front light until the tomato glowed all red and purdy.

He rotated the photo 90 degrees counter clockwise, as tomatoes do not tend to fall sideways.

Nice shot, Mark.

Those liquid "light transmission" photos are greatly improved by a frontal light to bring up the opaque areas and reduce the contrast range so you get something other than a silhouette.

Using two lights - or one light in combination with a carefully selected ambient exposure - yields new levels of control over any image.

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You only learn this stuff by doing it.


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