This is another one of those ideas that I can’t take credit for but just the messenger for this one. I was presenting a photo shoot at the NECCC Photo conference and one of the ladies helping out brought in a red cabbage split in half. I was impressed by the design of the inside of the cabbage, and thought when I get home; I’m going to get my own a cabbage to shoot. Great thing is after you shoot it, you get to eat it.
The red cabbage has the nice purple colored lines creating some nice artistic designs for abstract macro work.
1) Cut the cabbage in half
2) Lay them on a table
3) Set up the front of the lens parallel to the flat area your shooting
4) Set the f/stop at f/8 to f/11.
Here is the first result.
Don’t shoot the straight lines, find patterns and more interesting designs.
This has some nice design but the large white area messes it up, watch out for this kinda stuff.