A&P some food photos

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  1. pantheR

    pantheR New Member

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    Did a shoot of some food at a friends restaurant. This was my first time so I offered to do it for free. c&c please

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    edit: Canon XSi + 50mm 1.8
     
  2. ov3n

    ov3n Active Member

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    - White balance (too yellow)
    - White on white (either change the cloth or plates to something w/color)
    - Needs creative lighting

    But hey! They're in focus & sharp!
     
  3. PackingMyBags

    PackingMyBags New Member

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    I also notice that you clip the edges of the plates, or the food. I say get it all, or zoom it in, so more than one edge is clipped.
     
  4. Kappa00

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  5. Snowballer

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    I was going to say this too.
     
  6. Thomas Crenshaw

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    gnocchis look good, details on those
     
  7. Tensai81

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    I srlsy could eat all of that and still be hungry :yum:
     
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    same
     
  9. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i was going to say this and that the lighting isn't bad, but it doesn't stand out either
     
  10. mojito

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    backgrounds are distracting. Gotta iron those table cloths

    Backlight from either a light or window light, then just fill from the front
     
  11. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    also in 3 and 4 clone out the imperfections in the plates / dishes...
     
  12. UnNakedChef

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    Like the lighting on #2
     
  13. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    you could really use the services of a professional food stylist. food for eating is almost never food for shooting. and, you're lighting is generally too dark and a little flat

    1. the ring around around the soup needs to be cleaned up, either on set or in post. it looks like it's been sitting there a while. lighting isn't bad but could use more fill and/or a highlight on the soup.

    2. better, but the fish looks a bit dry. the strong light is nice but it's way too hot, looks like the food is floating in space. pull back a little and show me plate edge.

    3. nice, but again the lighting is a little flat and the food is too dark. this one has too much plate, move in closer.

    4. the scallop is nice, but the blown out background is distracting. it needs some subtle color or texture, maybe the foot of a wine glass or something. or, move in just a little and crop it out.

    5. the food is very graphic, try higher and/or more over head. the dark back ground is distracting

    6. same as 5, flat light

    7. better, but you need some front fill, the food is too dark. this one might be better a 4 really tight, close up shots.
     
  14. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I have a friend that shoots a lot of food stuff that's how he lights most of them... it's much more pleasing to the eyes than what you've posted here.
     

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