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Yum yum ,or not?

By LouiseTopp  
Do you think this would make a food magazine or would it make people say 'yuck!'?

Tags: Close-up and macro Food abstracts

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Niknut Plus
12 3.5k 82 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 4:15PM
Strewth, that makes me feel hungry !!!.......I'm on my way !!!!!!!.Grin
LouiseTopp 12 635 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 4:17PM
Oh It did wortk then? har har! Grin
Geoffphoto 16 13.5k United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 4:26PM
For me the plate is a bit untidy , I would have moved the stray chip on the left, and given the plate a bit more space as it looks a bit cramped and re-arranged the chips ! (I have put up a pic of some posh nosh that I did for our local paper last week ( twice in error!) to show you what our features editor is looking for. It's just attention to detail, but I WOULD eat it BTW !!!!!
LouiseTopp 12 635 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 4:31PM
Thanks, very nice food through. Try a dessert next Smile
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 8:12PM
You are lacking critical sharpness and I suspect camera movement. Are you using a tripod. If so, how did you release the shutter? The camera will move if you use your finger. Use the 10 sec delayed action.

Depends what you are illustrating in the food magazine. Not gourmet stuff, is it. It would be more the cafe menu shot for Lasagne and chips. Not to say that's not perfectly good food, rather prefer it to the posh stuff.

Last time I went to a smart place I came out feeling hungry!

Sooty_1 12 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:43PM
As above - its too untidy for a magazine shot (unless the article is about transport cafe food)!
It also looks like it was shot under tungsten light, as its all a bit orange. You need to adjust the white balance, then the lasagne will look more appetising, and will contrast with the salad more. Plus, more salad, fewer chips and the dish will look fresher and healthier which is the aim of food photography.

On a slightly pickier note, the background (edge of the plate and work top) needs to be neutral and not intrusive...maybe show more of the plate, on a plain dark cloth. Also, it needs to be either pin sharp all over, or selectively shallow focused on the main subject. This is a bit in-between.


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