I came across an interesting post at DIY Photography
titled "Create Wonderful Sliced Fruit Images
". And decided to try the assignment my self.
My fruit of choice was a pear and I used small straws to hold the pieces together.Image 1
Taken with a 50mm lens using two flashes one with a green gell both coming from the right at different angles.Image 2
Taken with a 50mm lens using a single flash without any addons.Image 3
Same 50mm lens using two flashes one with a full cut CTO gell.
Getting everything together and getting about 100 images of the subject took about two hours. The trickiest part was done in PS when I had to remove all the straws while keeping the shadows in tact.
It's a fun and intersting experience, thouse who are curious shoudl give it a shot.
PS: one note of advice if ever attempting a similar endeavor is to make sure you have plenty of napkins; otherwise you run the risk of a sticky camera.