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FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Food Photography & Visual Recipes 
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Mar 21, 2017 13:01 |  #1

I'm a landscape/architecture photographer, and bought some studio equipment from a guy selling his stuff, and since I don't really have any interest in people, I wanted to experiment with food and other still life images.

Looking for any feedback, good or bad. These are my first two test shots...

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Mar 21, 2017 21:15 |  #2

Very nice. Love the soft, warm light & long shadows.


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Mar 21, 2017 22:25 |  #3

Good color palette and clarity in both images. Composition is wonderful in the second, much better than in the first, where the objects are too scattered so I don't know what I'm meant to look at.

A minor point on #1: when a knife is included, I think its cutting edge should be on the side toward the food to be cut.


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Mar 21, 2017 22:32 |  #4

I like both.. even with knife out and unfocused... really does well...

so what did you get? I think it would be cool if you could take a pic of your setup as well to give an idea.. then people that know lighting can then see and tell you more of a ... hey move that one umbrella on right closer, etc...


here is my example...
mine is a whitebox but it shows the how and what can I do better.. but this is my opinion.. taken with another beer oweD!!!!

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Mar 22, 2017 13:32 |  #5

TeleFragger wrote in post #18307577 (external link)
I like both.. even with knife out and unfocused... really does well...

so what did you get? I think it would be cool if you could take a pic of your setup as well to give an idea.. then people that know lighting can then see and tell you more of a ... hey move that one umbrella on right closer, etc...

Sure, I could do that. I've got a few softboxes, strip boxes, and some Alien Bees.

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Good color palette and clarity in both images. Composition is wonderful in the second, much better than in the first, where the objects are too scattered so I don't know what I'm meant to look at.
A minor point on #1: when a knife is included, I think its cutting edge should be on the side toward the food to be cut.

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for future shoots. I need to figure out "product/still life" basic rules of the genre.


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Mar 22, 2017 14:31 |  #6

i not saying you have to use a softbox or anything.. just mentioning if we can see the full setup then can be easier to see and help...

if you use a softbox you will lose that beauty of a cutting board in pic 1...

pic 2 though now thinking of it... looks like food on a floor... and i woudnt want to eat it!!!!!


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Mar 22, 2017 17:08 as a reply to  @ TeleFragger's post |  #7

I'll post the setup when I get home. Both of these shots were taken on the same table, with a larger octobox CL and a strip box CR.


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Mar 24, 2017 12:36 |  #8

Youre off to a great start!
Lighting is really nice for your first few attempts!


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Apr 17, 2017 21:59 as a reply to  @ TeleFragger's post |  #9

Me too! thinking in a box! issues with strength of the "structure" made mine out of a 16 x 18 box but is not stable but am so happy to see my box idea isn't just nuts its had made me think a lot about smaller things to shoot and.......how to make a bigger box! thanks for leading the way!


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Apr 21, 2017 10:14 as a reply to  @ jamesgang1950's post |  #10

Maybe one of those translucent storage totes from a big-box store? ;-)a

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Should be plenty stable and when you're done shooting you can safely stow some of your gear in it. :grin:


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