Exercise; Evidence of action

This exercise required the production of one photograph in which it can be seen that something has happened.

I gave a lot of thought to this and considered the suggestions in the handbook of photographing something that has been either broken or emptied.

I didn’t stick strictly to these suggestions but thought back to one of the images I produced for the colour module (blood orange) which gave me the idea for the following image.


I peeled part of the apple and mixed food dye and glycerine to make the ‘blood’. I then arranged the various elements of the scene.

I thought that dramatic lighting would be best for this scene so I used a studio flash fitted with a snoot to light the image from the side. I placed the whole set up on black cloth to make sure there was no distracting background.

What have I learned from taking this photo? I enjoyed thinking through how to set up a photo that tells a story. It was good preparation for the assignment in this part of the course.

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