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  1. Nick Lancaster
    September 25, 2020 @ 17:35

    Very interesting. You get great results like this. One very small point if I may – those Dutch Masters date to the seventeenth century not the seventh.


    • Ron
      September 27, 2020 @ 21:55

      Of course, you are right. Thanks for catching my typo.


  2. John
    September 25, 2020 @ 23:24

    Ron that’s a really cool post

    I particularly like the images with fewer elements

    Fruit, Tomatoes, Rum and cigar

    The more limited elements in those seem to invite thought and seem to look more, painterly

    Cool stuff



    • Ron
      September 27, 2020 @ 22:03

      Thanks, John

      I hear you. I tend to set up and shoot whatever is on my mind at the moment and lately they have been simpler compositions. Thanks.


  3. Frank H.
    October 2, 2020 @ 23:34

    My gosh these are beautiful. These remind me of the still-lifes that were used in the big Kodak film and developing books to demonstrate various Kodak large-format films. I spent hours looking at them when I was a kid and now to see these is just brilliant.

    All the best!


    • Ron mayhew
      October 16, 2020 @ 22:02

      Thanks so much for your comment.


  4. Pekka
    October 3, 2020 @ 13:46

    Amazing results! Curious to know what LED light you are using?


    • Ron Mayhew
      October 16, 2020 @ 22:06

      It’s a led bulb, not panel. I have since switched to a strobe, however. See attached for the build info. Thanks


  5. Todd Strong
    October 12, 2020 @ 17:27

    Impressive! And certainly something to be inspired by. I love the way you choose the backgrounds to match the subject in texture and color. I’m not very good with photoshop but, one thing I’ve learned from viewing your images, I need to learn a bit of compositing or how to add textures and colors to backgrounds. Well done, I really enjoyed the article and the images. Among my favorites, “my grandfathers toolbox”, “green vase,” “tomatoes,” “rum and cigar,” and a few more. Thanks for sharing your images and process.


    • Ron
      October 16, 2020 @ 22:16

      Thanks for your kind comments. While I do some compositing of backgrounds I am doing less now. It certainly has its place and completely changes the look of the image.


  6. Robin
    October 16, 2020 @ 21:31

    Very nice Ron. Good work!


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