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Sep 24, 2015 20:21 as a reply to  @ post 17720768 |  #4636

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Sep 25, 2015 11:19 as a reply to  @ post 17720396 |  #4637

Honestly I think this photo could be much better. The styling of the tuna should be much more interesting with herbs or spices or a sauce on top. The flash lighting and shadows is harsh and unappealing. Natural sunlight from a nearby window would be much more flattering. For this dish I would use a side angle and use DOF to bring the viewers attention straight to the focal point of the dish-usually the protein. The wide blue band of the dish is a big distraction to the food. With a more careful effort, I think you can do much better.


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Sep 25, 2015 11:51 |  #4638

sspellman wrote in post #17721434 (external link)
Honestly I think this photo could be much better. The styling of the tuna should be much more interesting . . .

On technical grounds, you're right, but context, context! Dave titled his photo "Quick Lunch," and even without minced parsley on the tuna, it looks better than the quick lunches that many people make at home. Not everything in this thread is meant to meet commercial standards so well that an art director would use it. I've occasionally posted here, but I'm not a professional food photographer with a studio and all. If critiques like your post are going to be common, it discourages me from posting.


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Sep 25, 2015 11:57 |  #4639

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On technical grounds, you're right, but context, context! Dave titled his photo "Quick Lunch," and even without minced parsley on the tuna, it looks better than the quick lunches that many people make at home. Not everything in this thread is meant to meet commercial standards so well that an art director would use it. I've occasionally posted here, but I'm not a professional food photographer with a studio and all. If critiques like your post are going to be common, it discourages me from posting.

I would rather see a post that covers more than you want to know. Take it or leave it. One that says "GREAT SHOT" tells you nothing useful about the image.
And I'll add this: I'd like to see a few more highlights reflecting in the tomatoes, & less shining on the table. How hard would it have been to add a white bounce card at the side?


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Sep 25, 2015 18:58 |  #4640

Honestly, I had made this plate for lunch and though it looked good to me so I took a photo. I was playing around earlier with OCF and took a shot trying to get a lot of structure. I didn't garnish the tuna because I was going to eat it and I didn't want any parsley. I guess I could have taken more prep time to set the plate up better, but it really just was my lunch and hunger overcame my technical decisions. ;-)a




  
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Sep 25, 2015 19:23 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #4641

Specific guidance and constructive criticism are essential to building photography skills. Its they key to making better photos that we can all enjoy.


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Sep 26, 2015 00:04 |  #4643

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Specific guidance and constructive criticism are essential to building photography skills. Its they key to making better photos that we can all enjoy.

I agree with all that, but my point about the chilling effect on future contributions remains unaddressed and unacknowledged. Sometimes I take a casual shot of food just because it looks good or interesting. I might not want to delay a meal by taking the time to find the best location, set up reflectors, and get everything just right. By Dave's account, his lunch shot was of that kind.

The situation would be completely different if Dave had asked for C&C.


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Sep 26, 2015 12:08 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #4644

Good food and photography takes effort-period. With good direction, everyone can take better food photos. I take iPhone snapshots of my meals too-but I don't post them here. I'll start another thread "Snapshots Of Mundane Snacks and Useless Ego Stroking Likes"


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Sep 26, 2015 13:15 |  #4645

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I'll start another thread "Snapshots Of Mundane Snacks and Useless Ego Stroking Likes"

Now the topic has shifted from image quality to attitudes. I wish I could safely post what I'm thinking.


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Sep 26, 2015 14:14 |  #4646

Everyone got mad at me a while back because i criticized someones work in this thread. I was merely trying to offer a bit of cc. I think the thing is with this site and this thread, its a photographers site at heart. Not an instagram page to post you lunch. If you put your work out to the world on here then expect cc.

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Sep 26, 2015 15:14 |  #4647

I absolutely agree with you, I always look at this thread hoping to see beautiful images. I am always disappointed to find unstyled, unlit and poorly composed images. I imagine those of us that specialize in food images, think that this thread is for sharing well thought through images while Instagram is for those iPhone shots of meals, of which I am guilty of doing.


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Sep 26, 2015 15:18 |  #4648

DonJuanMair wrote in post #17722596 (external link)
I think the thing is with this site and this thread, its a photographers site at heart. Not an instagram page to post you lunch. If you put your work out to the world on here then expect cc.

Just to be clear. I never had an issue with the cc given about my photo. I always appreciate an opinion from someone who has more knowledge and experience. I even explained why I was trying to achieve a certain look. That being said, I have been following this thread for a while. There have been photos posted of bread, sandwiches, fruit, pizza, restaurant dinners and even crackers. So with that in mind, I posted a photo of my "mundane" lunch. So, hopefully no harm no foul here.




  
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Sep 26, 2015 15:40 |  #4649

My 2 cents: anything can be posted but any bluntly expressed criticism only sheds some light onto the person criticizing that shot. Politeness never hurts no matter what. We are all different with various thresholds of dealing with harsh criticism.


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Sep 26, 2015 15:44 |  #4650

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So, hopefully no harm no foul here.

The harm is that those of us who like to shoot food but aren't pros are discouraged from participating. There's no such stratification in the other subforums I follow. Members who post ordinary subjectless street scenes or blurry shots of birds aren't made to feel unwelcome.

Next time I have a food shot I like, I certainly won't put it in this thread.


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