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Now in my second year at college (National Diploma in photography) We have been given an assignment on FOOD, it was much harder that I first thought. I will be including a few more cake images over the next few days, I do welcome all comments.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:After school snack.
Username:JLWebster JLWebster
Uploaded:4 Mar 2011 - 9:53 PM
Tags:Cake, General
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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 8:43 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

My first impressions are:

the photo needs a small clockwise rotation. The glass of milk seems to be on a slant.

the shadow appears too dark as the image is about lightness and subtle tones and colours. A small reflector could bounce light into this area at the picture taking stage.

the front of the cake has a granular look to it. This may be caused by sharpening the whole photo rather than targeting the sharpening ( using a layer mask ) to just the in focus areas. This will then allow the OOF parts of the image to remain soft and blurred with no sharpening artifacts or halos.

The small area of b/g showing to the very left of the glass of milk and just above the cake seems intrusive to me. Perhaps you could try to crop this out to see if it improves the photo.

I can't make up my mind about the cake's reflection and whether it is a necessary part in the image.

The highlights on the cake decoration seem to be blown out. Greater control of the exposure of this area may improve this aspect.

A slight vignette at the top of the photo could strengthen the look of this photo.

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.

Alan.

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 9:10 AM

It made me click on it so it is eye catching.

Steve.

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JLWebster
JLWebster e2 Member 6JLWebster vcard England
5 Mar 2011 - 10:19 AM

Alan,
I would like to thank you for spending time looking and commenting on my work, I am greatful for truth about my photograph. With out people like you placing suggestions and advice people like me would not know where and how to improve.

Jeanette.

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