You're a Peach [201/366]

I used a single light source for this image and three different light modifiers. I wanted the front peach to stand out so the fine hairs and minute details will be noticeable. This normally would call for a small or naked light source.

I set up the main light camera right and back 45 degrees. I used a pair of barn doors to keep the light out of the lens and focus attention forward. This naked light source brought out the color and fine details. But, it made the rear peaches too much of a distraction. Simply flagging the light falling on them put them into deep shadow. Bouncing light into the shadows make the image confusing and effectively adding a second perceivable light.

What to do?

Using diffusion material cut down the light enough. But, I had to place it so that the hard light still fell on the front peach and the diffused light fell on the rear peaches.

To fill in the shadow area of the front peach, I placed a single piece of white board for bounce focused solely on the front peach.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"]You're a Peach [201-366] Hasselblad 503cw / Imacon Ixpress v96c with Hasselblad 120 f4 CF Makro-Plannar #16 tube - f8 @125th 50iso[/caption]