On my shot selection:
1. Form: Both images received good feedback, however, a good comment was made that the very simple head-on shot (Left) could have been more 3D had I angled the object.
2. Shape: The Left image was criticized for too little shape definition in the back lighting. When shooting I struggled with this, as the lack of any transparency in the object meant that pure back lighting was very ineffective as I could not get the type of diffuse edges that a softer subject might have produced.
3. Texture: The left side image worked well, however my tutor was less sure about the right side image as I used a very shallow depth of field. My idea was to reveal an element of texture isolated from the others, a single segment of the pineapple. However, this does not really convey the concept of texture, so I take on board the criticism.
The following 3 images would have worked better as each presents more detail of the fine texture of the object
4. Colour: Both images were well received
On the whole this was a rewarding assignment and the one I was most looking forward to. I really enjoy lighting and still life imagery. I only wish that there was a module in the OCA curriculum dedicated to still life, product photography and lighting. All very useful skills for a photographer hoping to make a living from their passion.