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Life tastes of Orange

By sitan1    
I got a big cardboard square then cut a face sized hole in the middle then lined the cardboard with white paper.
I sliced loads of oranges and layered them onto the cardboard around the centre hole.
I set up my equipment which was 2x Godox TT600 flashguns with softboxes to camera right and camera left and used the Godox xpro trigger to change the lighting power as needed and to fire the flashguns whilst shooting.
My settings where ISO 400 + shutter speed 1/2000 + f/4.
The flashguns where set to around 1/2 power with HSS on so no ambient light interfered with the shot and was lit totally by the flashguns.
Whilst I set everything up and tested the lighting my daughter was having her make up done by my wife for the shot.
We didn't have any orange make up so I had to change the colours in Photoshop to get the shot I envisioned in my head by matching the make up with the colour of the fruit.
Once I was set up and the make up was done my daughter laid down on the floor and my son and wife lowered the cardboard with the oranges on down over my daughters face.
I stood on some step ladders to look down onto my daughters face and the oranges with my Nikon D750 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens.
I then asked my daughter to pull different expressions and chose what we felt looked best.
We really enjoyed doing this photoshoot, it was hard for us to not laugh to get the shots and it only cost me a pot of ice-cream
Really pleased with the final results 🙂

Tags: Fruit Orange Make up Portraits and people Sliced fruit orange make up

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KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
18 Jun 2020 10:08AM
I love this photo - it's so different to the usual portraits! Brilliantly thought out and taken (well done to your model too!!). Smile
sawsengee 16 6 41 Malaysia
18 Jun 2020 10:12AM
beautiful portraiture and subject matter. Smile
SlowSong Plus
14 10.4k 30 England
18 Jun 2020 10:29AM
Her blue eyes shine out amongst all that orange. Smile
leo_nid 5 12
18 Jun 2020 10:31AM
terrific shot and description
and would lemon slices ask for a different expression, i wonder?
sitan1 Plus
14 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2020 12:26PM
Thank you all for the lovely comments and awards, very much appreciated Smile
A great image and a good explanation!

clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
18 Jun 2020 12:49PM
Very well done to the whole team...
Robert51 13 11 129 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2020 1:22PM
As Graham Taylor once said "do I not like orange" except in this case.

Great idea with an excellent image to follow...
Daisymaye Plus
14 23 24 Canada
18 Jun 2020 1:24PM
Very well done to a family that works and plays together. And helps create this unique image. Imaginative and very comical. I love it.
sitan1 Plus
14 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2020 1:57PM
WoW such lovely comments, thank you, I showed my daughter and she is over the moon.
Thank you for the awards and Guest editor award Blush
I have a few more pictures I will share with you soon.

Thank you
Manas 11 India
18 Jun 2020 2:04PM
Innovative, nice composition.
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2020 2:12PM
very impressive and sounds like a lot of preperation went into it !! superb idea and end result
18 Jun 2020 5:23PM
best viewed while playing Orange by Metal Molly or Orange Crush by R.E.M. Smile
agingrocker 13 28 1
18 Jun 2020 10:49PM
This is a great shot, really creative. Well done all!
robCPS 14 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 8:45AM
Great concept, perfect execution and an amazing effort by the whole team to produce a truly great picture. Can't believe that that it only had 29 votes, pleased to make it 30.
sitan1 Plus
14 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2020 9:38AM
Thank you so much for all the juicy awards including editors choice, and I think this is my first ever Photo Of The week so over the moon about that as well.
Have a fantastic week everyone

saltireblue Plus
12 13.2k 83 Norway
22 Jun 2020 9:57AM
Well-deserved POTW, Simon. Congratulations, and it is refreshing to see something different being done - and done so well!

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