The request was for a photograph of a honey crisp apple pure and simple. The apple was easy, the setting took a little improvisation. I have a room with superb daylight for at least two hours a day and more in the winter and I have a basement which I use if I want complete control of the lighting i.e. starting from pitch black.
For this shot I wanted to make the apple look as if it could be plucked straight out of the photograph and eaten and the standard plain white or black background wasn’t doing it. I worked out that I needed a reflection to really fix the apple in place.
Tried a few things but nothing worked as I wanted and I was walking back from my studio to the house, through the garage when an idea struck. The car roof seemed to have the qualities that I wanted so I put the apple on top of the roof set the flash to bounce off the ceiling which was conveniently covered in that silver bubble wrappy type insulation stuff which I use for making home made reflectors out of anyway and fired off a couple of shots. They were only really meant to be test shots but this was the first one and it did exactly what I wanted it to do.