Bell Pepper

I’ve been using my makeshift garage photo studio in combination with a few creative constraint exercises to challenge myself photographically during this extended period of social distancing. It’s fun for me. The creative constraint for this photo? A handheld single shot of a Bell Pepper. One press of the shutter and just live with the results.

What would I have done differently if I could have clicked the shutter a second time? I would definitely set the shutter speed higher than 1/60 to probably at least 1/250. And I probably would have tried the shot with different apertures. At a minimum, a shot at f1.8 and f11 would have been in order to see if I liked either of those focus depths better, specifically as it relates to the stem. At f4.5 I feel like I chose something in the middle that just isn’t quite right.

That was the entire point of this exercise – snap, process, evaluate.


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  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 25 May, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
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