To create more depth in the photo I placed a second cherry tomato in the background. To make it more fresh, I scattered some water on the tomatoes. Focus was made where the stem meets the fruit. This is where I want the viewer to look first and be able to determine its a tomato before exploring the other part of the photo. The size of the stem in relation to the fruit will help the viewer to determine the actual size of the fruit.
-Working distance 25 to 30 cm. I used f/2.8 to have enough depth of field.
-Exposure +0.3EV (multi-zone or matrix metering). Even though it’s a dark background, I needed add some exposure compensation to get some highlights in the tomato to create a three dimensional/round tomato.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 29
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Malmö, Skåne | Sweden
Photographer: Ola Cedell (Malmo, Sweden) Registered
Born in southern Sweden in 1969, Ola Cedell moved to Melbourne Australia in 1996, then to Aachen Germany in 2001, and returned back to southern Sweden in 2003. Food has been a big part of Cedell’s life, as he always enjoys tasting and trying new things. Besides his engineering career, he has been enjoying amateur photography since 1996. Nowadays, Landscape and food photography are his main categories, i.e. for the catering company Gazpacho. His inspiration comes form all around the world, but mainly in southern Sweden as well as France Alpes/Provence.