It was another grey day in Northern Utah this past Saturday when I decided to spend some time photographing. I wanted something colorful to shoot, so I stopped by the produce section of the local supermarket in search of cheap color. I found it with these red and green bell peppers.

This arrangement of the freshly cut peppers on a cutting board was shot in studio using four lights. I used a high key arrangement of two softboxes for main light (one on each side of the camera), a small softbox for a rim light and a monolight onto white seamless for the backdrop. My favorite part of the shot is the separation caused by the rimming of light on the top of the red cut pepper.

And when I finished shooting, I had a healthy snack.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/8, ISO 100