Step By Step Instructions
Vivid Red contrasts very sharply with both black and White. The camera was set to auto/macro with the flash turned off. The high gloss reflective floor was used for both White and Black Foto-Stage. And here are the two setups:
Filllight and Highlight were added in Picasa:
The Shape of the Pepper was twisted and interesting to use. The Left Photo is shapred like a Snake but in Full Frame, it is shaped like a Duck.
Here are the Same Chillies on a Black Foto-Stage, Shadow was added. The Left Picture had less Shadow added and some of the Chilli reflection is still intact.
You don't always have to photograph the whole subject, you can focus on interesting shapes framed by the Black Back Wall.