Monday, 7 May 2012

Macro Monday: My take on Fruit in Bubbles

I've been meaning to try out this technique for ages but it was only when last week a very kind friend lent me his Canon Speedlite - which meant that taking these pictures was going to be a lot more effective.  I saw a tutorial for this by Jaymi on Live, Love, Travel - my photos don't have such clean backgrounds, but I don't mind that so much.  I took them all with my Canon 500d and 100mm macro lens, the speedlite, a tripod and a lightbox. I even shot on manual! They're all SOOC apart from the pink lemon one, which I fiddled a bit with the levels to make it brighter.

And here's a behind-the-scenes of the set up - I had to use toothpicks to position the fruit because bubbles are not easy to work with!

Have you ever tried photographing fruit in bubbles? How was your experience with it? Any great tips for the future?

studio waterstone Macro Monday at Lisa's Chaos


  1. I love all of these!! Great experiment and great macro! I'm going to check out the tutorial and see if I can do this!!

    1. Thanks Cathy! Good luck when you try it - I'd love to see your shots when you've had a go! I think maybe next time I'll try slicing the lemon/orange so it's thinner and more translucent. Still so much scope!

  2. So refreshing and colorful!! Awesome photos!

  3. Wow, very impressive. Made me feel very hungry straight away. You might think this is a bit of a silly question but did you use fizzy water? Did you have to keep replacing it?

  4. Hi! Yes I did use fizzy water - and I did have to replace it a couple of times to make sure the bubbles were properly visible. Good luck if you try it - I'd love to see what you take!

  5. Haha! I was scrolling through the first few images thinking it must have required a lot of equipment to get those pictures and then I saw the bottom one and saw how simple but effective your set up was. I like them a lot, more pictures with vibrant colour please!