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Blackberry art


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Blackberry art

7 Sep 2013 5:19PM   Views : 2575 Unique : 1343

It's fascinating how a photo shoot can progress.

I have been helping a friend's son and mate set up a web site for their recently launched health and fitness business - fit4this-blackberry.jpg

I took a photo to illustrate a small diet tip I wrote for them on Blackberries. All I needed was a juicy and intense pack shot of blackberries. The above shot (used as the illustration) was recorded on the second frame. And this is where a professional may pack up with the shot is in the bag, but us amateurs have the luxury of being able to spend more time "faffing around" rather than needing to move on to the next job.
And faff is what I did.

My first thought was to photograph a single fruit with some out of focus ones in the background. And as I was setting up I accidentally squashed the base of the berry and juice spilled onto the white paper background and instantly stained it.


It wasn't long before I realised that the colours were really interesting and dried almost like watercolour paint.
So I proceeded to squash and paint a couple of the blackberries and ended up with a mini work of art - well you may not call it that Wink


So that became my backdrop for some more shots of a single blackberry and the one I like the most I posted in the gallery.[link=" target="blank"> Blackberry art.


Good fun...and possibly the start of a theme of fruitcolour painting still lifes.

Tags: Health Blackberry Fit4this Fintess Fruitart


saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
7 Sep 2013 6:45PM
Sounds like it was good fun, Pete... and it shows how artistic an image you can get from so little. Just add imagination.
You'll be treading grapes nextWink
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
8 Sep 2013 1:07PM
Treading grapes... Could be the way to go...

One thing so often leads to another. This is why I find the idea of shooting to a brief (and not bothering with any of the side-alleys) such a terrible idea!

Good thing I'm strictly amateur.

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