I'm often asked how I achieve my signature look. It's mainly down to light, styling and editing. I often use natural backdrops; wood being my favourite. I generally shoot in natural light, and rarely use reflectors, being a lover of shadow in my work. My go-to diffuser is usually a net curtain.
I favour a rustic style, prefering a little mess to a pristine scene. For me, that tells a better story, is more natural and organic.
This shot was taken with a Canon 7D Mkii, using a Canon 100mm macro lens 2.8
Now down to the editing: The better you make your original shot, the less editing you need to do. Here I straightened the frame - it was only marginally off. I decreased the white a bit as I wanted to tone the cloth and the radish flesh down a little. I saturated the orange slightly and also the red to make the radish skins more obvious. I then saturated the green and sent the hue towards the blue spectrum (this makes the colour fresher)
Finally, I opened the adjstment brush and gave more Texture and I touched up the highlights.
All done in just a few minutes.
Remember the more perfect your original shot is, the more time you save later.
A Wedding Breakfast