Strawberry Photo Shoot Cat Attack!
If you've been following along with my Garden Diary 2020 series, you know that I tripled the size of my strawberry patch this year so that we could enjoy an organically grown harvest right outside our front door. Every morning, breakfast includes a topping of fresh, ripe berries.
We began harvesting our shiny, red strawberries in mid-May. And by the end of May, we were getting enough to fill a whole quart container. Naturally, I had to do a photo shoot of our beautiful berries.
I set up the container of strawberries on pieces of weathered wood that I found at a flea market several years ago. I'm always on the lookout for rustic backgrounds. I used one strobe light for this shoot so that the lighting would come from just one angle and cast a slight shadow onto the wood.
I often arrange photos for copy space, like this one below, to give graphic designers room to add text. This photo would be ideal for a farmer's market flyer or a Pick-Your-Own berry farm business card.
Then I photographed the strawberries on a white backdrop so the photos could be cut out and inserted on any background. Photographing people, animals and objects "isolated on white," as the technique is called, is one of my specialties.
Of course, to my cat, strawberries are about the same size as his toy mice and they roll around so easily! He always leaves his cat fur on the studio set. We had to pick it off the berries with tweezers!
You can check out all of my royalty-free, strawberry stock photos here, where you can license them directly from my photography website. I'll also be adding some of them to my stock photo portfolios at these agencies.
If you have an empty spot in your home garden, consider planting strawberries. You won't regret it!