Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash
Photo Editing: I adjusted the levels and saturation in Adobe Photoshop CS4. I also used the Unsharpen Mask.
Setup Details: I set up on my kitchen table, directly next to a row of windows. I had a white reflecting foam board on the opposite side of the salad reflecting the light coming in from the windows.
Props: Small white plate and placemat from Pier One Imports
Additional Tips: I was having such a hard time with this photo. I had the plate directly on the place mat and just wasn’t able to get the shot I wanted. When I was cleaning up after my original photo shoot, I glanced at the table with the plate off of the place mat. It was then that I decided to fold the place mat up and have some of the table showing in the photo. I personally think it looks a lot better with some different textures within the photo.
So, my tip…if you are not pleased with your photo, switch things up some. Don’t get stuck with your original idea. Instead, experiment a little and move your props and things around some!