Monthly Archives: October 2010

So, I’m pretty new to still life photography and photography in general – but I’ve found some techniques/processes that seem to work for me – allowing me to create a technically sound image that is sharp and in focus at 100%

I was especially excited with the recent photos of these fake grapes. I basically hung them from a wire in my white/lightbox. I have 4 shop lights at 200 watts each shining on the grapes – as seen in the reflections on each grape in my before image.

Once I got the image on the computer, I added a bit of vignette and then dropped it into Photoshop from some levels work. I raised the levels a bit on a few different layers and touched them up to reduce the harsh reflections.

The image is available at Shutterstock!

Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude.

—Ralph Marston

You don’t learn to be excellent, you learn to work your butt off and do your best in everything. Excellence will be the likely outcome.