Heidi Egerman  

Pears From The Orchard by Heidi Egerman

January 2021 - Pears From The Orchard

About the Image(s)

I spent a good part of 2020 teaching myself light painting. I hope to continue this technique in 2021. These pears are from our small orchard.
Canon Rebel T3i with 60mm lens.
F8; ISO400; 30 sec. exposure

7 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A stunning example of how light painting should be done Heidi. The composition and use of colours are excellent. The textures of the timber, pears and even the metal bowl, all work wonderfully together. And then your painting, the brighter light in the foreground, focusing our attention on the timber and pears in the foreground and then falling off through the frame give wonderful depth to this image. A superb image Heidi and one you should be very proud of.   Posted: 01/13/2021 04:43:07
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you Ian. Very much appreciate. I love this technique and will continue to try and perfect it throughout the coming year. I find it a fun way to shoot.
  Posted: 01/14/2021 12:02:46

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
I like the image, but I am ignorant about light painting. Could you describe your process a bit more, and could you show the original?   Posted: 01/13/2021 09:30:19
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you Sanford. I'm posting the original before minimal edits were done in Adobe Camera Raw.
For light painting you set your camera on a long exposure (mine is generally set at 30sec). You set up you still life and set your focus. Once in focus, switch your camera to manual focus. Turn off the lights (pitch black room) and use a flashlight to lite the areas you want to highlight. It takes a bit of practice at first, but eventually you will get your timing and light painting just right. You should be able to find a better complete tutorial online. Thank you for commenting.   Posted: 01/14/2021 12:07:35
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Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Heidi - Another outstanding still life light painting. You certainly have this technique down to perfection. I absolutely love it!   Posted: 01/14/2021 05:19:55
Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Thank you Cyndy. Very much appreciated. I've actually spent the last year (while in quarantine) trying to perfect this technique. I'm still learning and perfecting as I go.   Posted: 01/14/2021 12:01:18

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Great image Heidi. The lighting is beautiful, so natural looking. I also like the careful placement of the fruit. The pointing leaves on the first pear are a great lead into the photo.   Posted: 01/16/2021 14:34:40


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