photo challenge – fruit

today’s challenge was almost gonna be skipped. why? because ever since having baby Luke 3 months ago, I have been on a diet, a very strict diet where sugar is cut out to the max which means I haven’t had fruit in 3 months. crazy I know. I’ve lost 20 lbs though šŸ™‚

ok so we do have some fruit in the house but the problem was that i just didn’t know how to photograph it. It wasn’t a very inspiring prompt for me at least not until I saw the apples and then it clicked for me – apple and apples.

I love almost anything apple (the company) comes out with, I’m such a tech nerd and if i had endless funds i’d spend a lot of money on apple products. well that became my inspiration joining my favorite apple produce -my phone- with my favorite type of apple the granny smith.

here are my pics.

50mm f/2.8 1/320sec ISO 500

50mm f/2.8 1/400 ISO 500


i placed my subjects on a waist high table in the living room, right in front of a big window. the light streaming in shines beautifully on the apple in the 2nd photo. Because it is a gloomy rainy day I bumped up the ISO just a bit when using f/5 (did not include any of those shots) but I could have bumped it down when I opened up my aperture to 2.8 however, I chose not to. Overall I like the color and detail of the photos, exactly what I was going for.

I really would love to take some classes and learn more about photography because I know it would make a big difference but with two kids that’s really not as doable right now as I would like. But maybe someday. Until then, I will keep taking lots of photos and studying other’s work for inspiration. Hopefully that will help improve my skill.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: