Sliced Tomatoes | High Key Still Life Photograph
Sliced Tomatoes

Sliced Tomatoes | High Key Still Life Photograph

Tomatoes on a cutting board with a knife and sprig of rosemary
Sliced Tomatoes

“Sliced Tomatoes,” a high key still life photograph (or, at least, tending toward a high key image), is quite a departure from my usual images. The tones are bright, the colors are generally light rather than saturated. And there is just enough shadow to bring out the shape of the knife and tomatoes. As with all photography, it’s all about the light. Here, I wanted the light high and slightly to the left to highlight the blade of the knife. And the freshness of the sliced tomatoes. The light was also bounced back into the shadow side of the tomatoes to highlight their roundness. This was accomplished by placing a reflective aluminum cookie sheet just to the right of the camera.

My hope is that you, dear reader, are enjoying following along as I wander down the winding path of still life photography. 

You may be interested in some of my other still life photography posts. As always, thanks for stopping by. Stay well, stay safe. Wear your mask, for me if not for yourself.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Love this subject matter — fresh, colorful, honest. It’s just the best of summer.

    1. Thanks so much. They went into sandwiches and salads after their photo session!

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