This flowers and vase set as been laying for quite some time on top of the fireplace at my parent’s house and I always liked it a lot. It seemed a good candidate for a high key shot.
I used a stool and covered it with a white jacket that I “borrowed” from a friend that was visiting. The vase went on top of the stool and against a white wall as backdrop. The natural daylight from a clear day was coming from a large window on the right hand side of the vase and on the same plane of the backdrop wall and from a smaller window on the left hand side at a 90 degrees angle.
The camera, with a 85 mm prime lenses, was mounted on a tripod. I opted for a f/16 aperture to get a sharp shot. Used the camera light meter, which suggested a shutter speed of 0.4 sec. To make the high key effect I adjusted the speed to as far as 3”, the most I could get away with, without triggering the camera’s highlights alarm (symptom of burned out pixels due to pure white)…
And that was it 🙂