So the start of 2011 sees me in the studio photographing pumpkins for “20 Amazing Plants and Their Practical Uses” book by Rachel Corby.
All the outdoor shots were completed before Christmas with just the interior studio shots left to complete.
These pumpkins are Lady Godivas grown on my allotment last year, which were grown particularly for their seed. Had a really good year for growing pumpkins about 12 in all and they have stored really well. The seeds in these pumpkins are “naked” ie no outer husk, so they can be dried and eaten without having to shell them.
Elinchrom lights were used for this shoot, with tethered capture straight in to Lightroom 3. Its amazing how new software comes into your digital workflow and you wonder how did I work without this? I would say Lightroom 3 is now the major programme for my workflow along with the trusty old workhorse Photoshop CS5.
As most of my work is outdoor/location based it was great to use tethered capture in the studio for this shot, loving Lightroom 3!
Another pumpkin recipe for dinner! (only 6 more pumpkins to get through)