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Bibinbap - first food photo shoot

 
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Jan 12, 2014 10:11 |  #1

Hi all,

I shot this for a friend. Actually I shot a bunch of dishes for her (she's putting together a pesronal chef profile). This is the first time I've done food except for a little practice leading up to this.

There are a few more on my flickr and a buch on my fb too.

Any feedback?

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Jan 12, 2014 12:17 |  #2

A tighter framing would work better for me. I'm not loving the multiple configuration of the highlights, & except for the egg, I'd like to see the highlights stronger. And generally, I think that food looks better if it's just a tiny bit brighter than a "normal" exposure.
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Jan 12, 2014 12:36 |  #3

Thanks for the feedback. The 'multiple configuration' as you put it comes from the skylights above the table. Here is one cropped closer:

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Jan 12, 2014 21:39 |  #4

The lighting seems flat to me. The general "rule" for food photography is to have it backlit since it usually brings out more interesting shadows. The different wood grain also is a little distracting. I like the tighter crop. I think your depth of field is about right. Hope that helps.


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Jan 12, 2014 22:37 |  #5

nes_matt wrote in post #16599497 (external link)
... Here is one cropped closer:

I like these lighter & tighter versions. You said "one", posted two, & I don't see anything different between them?


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Jan 12, 2014 23:36 |  #6

Some contour is missing from orange areas in the food. Link: This thread discusses the special difficulty of correctly exposing red and yellow. It might help you get a more 3-D look on those surfaces.

It seems that a shallow field is fashionable for food shots, but I would have liked a slightly deeper one so that the green vegetables at the front of the mixed dish would be clear, not only the mushrooms and other things in the middle.


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Jan 13, 2014 05:08 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16600815 (external link)
I like these lighter & tighter versions. You said "one", posted two, & I don't see anything different between them?

Oops, that was a cut and paste error. They are the same.

OhLook wrote in post #16600947 (external link)
Some contour is missing from orange areas in the food. Link: This thread discusses the special difficulty of correctly exposing red and yellow. It might help you get a more 3-D look on those surfaces.

Thanks, I will look closer at the yellow saturation.


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Jan 14, 2014 22:23 |  #8

Bibimbap, with an m. I ate it at least once a week in Korea. Delicious.

Koreans don't eat with wooden chopsticks. Also, to be really authentic, you need soju.

Still makes me hungry.


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Jan 21, 2014 14:01 |  #9

when I looked at the photo, i was thinking it looked great. but after reading the replies, guess i was wrong...


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