Watermelon Fruit Salad

Behind the Scenes

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Watermelon Fruit Salad: Behind the Scenes

By | 2016-12-18T17:00:54+00:00 May 7th, 2014|2 Comments

It’s been one-and-a-half weeks since the movers hauled our stuff into our new home, and we are about 90% moved in. Unpacking my office is usually one of my top priorities (after the kitchen), but I will be having shelves added to my walls within the next month or so and need to wait for the space before I unpack my dishes and miscellaneous camera gear. So, I basically have a bunch of unpacked boxes sitting in the closet, which is driving me just a little bit crazy. :) My ceramics studio is still a work-in-progress, and it will be several weeks before the workers can come in and start making it beautiful. So, for the most part, I have been sitting at my computer all day long.

However, it’s difficult for me to just sit around and do everything on my computer. I enjoy making things with my hands, whether it’s cooking or playing with clay, and so I knew that it was time for me to get back to the work I love! I have some of my newer ceramic dishes unpacked, and was able to dig up a few of the other props needed for a food shoot. So I picked up a few things from the market and made it happen! The dish is relatively simple. It’s a mixture of watermelon, blueberries, kumquats, and goat cheese, garnished with some lime zest and a sprig of mint in the background. And, it was quite refreshing. :)

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These are a few behind-the-scenes shots my setup, and my gear list is below.

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My name is Nicole and I’m a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I’m not making photos I’m writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Gelineau May 14, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Nicole, I love your behind the scenes shares! Now I’m craving fruit salad! The dish and placemat are beautiful, as is the photograph! :) Thanks for detailing you gear list as well. Very helpful!

  2. battoot June 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    i’m so excited to use the 100mm. I ordered it and it will be here within few hours! the picture looks so amazing ??

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