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Hi,

here is a food shot I did using light painting technique. I set my exposure to give me 15-20 second time to do the lighting. For lighting, I used my SB-900 on low power with a small softbox attached to it and start making the lighting.

The image is done on the camera without digital blending usually accompany lighti painting.

In this image, is was traying to give the feeling of fresh hot meal in winter time ( raining time in my country, where the sky is covered with black clouds and the atomosphere is giving you like a sad feeling that make you happy if you get together with familly members on a fresh meal).

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Nov 2012 - 7:11 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:5-15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
White Balance:Custom
Title:+[Spring Rolls]+
Username:AlMearaj AlMearaj
Uploaded:23 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM
Tags:Food, General
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rajasekar
rajasekar e2 Member 5rajasekar vcard India2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

Nicely Framed!!

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pablophotographer e2 Member 3496 forum postspablophotographer vcard 188 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 6:10 PM

Very good focusing and composition. Pretty good lighting too, looks totally natural.
So, was the room quite dark?

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:19 AM

It is the lighting that lets this down. It is strongly over lit on the left, the spoon, and the left background plate. Both are blown and pull the eye a lot. The plate of food thus looks dull until you trim the over lit areas, then it appears to brighten up.

The idea is good, and focus on the right spot. Looks more like a cold meal to me?

Paul

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pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I realise you were trying to portray a family meal, Abdullah, and have included other dishes behind the main one, but I feel the background is letting this image down. Not only are the other dishes distracting, but they are overexposed.
I like the way your lighting has highlighted the middle of the tomato slices and attractive edges of the foreground plate, but it's too strong elsewhere. Also, the red of the tomatoes in the background also pull the eye.
I feel it would have been better to move the main dish of spring rolls and isolate it, using a plain tablecloth. Then you could have used a smaller aperture in order to get more of the spring rolls in focus.
I have done a modification to demonstrate this.
Pamela.

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