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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Newhall

Welcome to the Citrus Fruit Photo Blog!

Hello and welcome to the Citrus Fruit Photography blog!

I'm honestly not sure what I'm going to post here, but it was suggested to me by a fellow photographer, so I thought I might give it a shot. I really don't enjoy posting to Instagram or Facebook, but I know I want to share what my business is doing, so I thought I might try blogging.

I plan on posting about all things photography. These include things like tips and tricks, photography 101, and personal notes and stories. I was taught that a good photograph tells a story, so I thought I might as well share some of those stories on here. I might talk about the story behind the photos I post on the website here, or what I'm up to that day.

If it's not completely obvious, I'm really not sure what I'm doing. However, I believe that the best way to learn is to try. So that's what I'm doing. I'm going to send out posts on this little blog regularly. How frequently, I don't yet know. I'll figure that out. Life is about exploring, so that's what I plan to do.

Since one of my post ideas is to talk about the photos I post on my website, I suppose I could start out here. The photo I've posted below probably looks familiar. This is the photo that decorates the beginning of the homepage of my website. I thought it fitting for it to be the first one I share on my new blog.

Citrus Fruit Cover Photo by Will Newhall

The idea behind this photo was really quite a technical one. I needed a citrus-y photo for my new business. What better photo then a literal picture of a bowl of citrus fruits? The challenge for this photo was two-fold. The first difficulty was design. How should I lay out the fruits? How should the colors look? The texture? Should I try some sort of symmetry? The second problem was lighting. I wanted to get good lighting but I was just starting out, and didn't have the best flash. Those who know me also know that I don't like using flashes. They bother me.

I solved the first problem simply by trying a lot of different ideas and ultimately settling on one. As you can probably guess, I settled on the photo placed below. I did have to go through a lot of the fruits though. It turned out a lot of the fruits had various blemishes on them. Nature isn't perfect. Go figure.

The second problem was solved after some time spent finagling with light. I ultimately ended up using my ceiling lights and some serious gymnastics. If I remember correctly I almost fell from a very unstable chair. I love photography, but the amount of strange stretches I end up doing to get the perfect shot can be astounding.

I hope you liked this first post! Got any ideas? Leave a comment!

Will Newhall

Citrus Fruit Photography Owner


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