ni$mo350 wrote in post #13080128
not bad at all. I don't usually shoot foods but it looks clean and simple. My only suggestion is that there seems to be a little too much contrast in the (cinnamon?) sticks for my liking. Little to dark in the shadows for my taste but again, I think you did a good job overall.
I agree, didn't notice it at first but since you've mentioned it, it is a bit to contrasty.
uOpt wrote in post #13080268
I think it's nice but it is all too straight for my taste. All the lines in the pictures being asymmetric, and all the shadows at 45 degrees.
There's also a problem with the white coming out a reddish grey.
I need to experiment with lighting and adjust for shadows. As for the WB, I had a hard time setting it, i think i'll get a WB card to adjust.
Spike44 wrote in post #13081403
I like the original as is or maybe whitened just a bit. There is a small bump on the white side of the histogram - I would stop there. If you try to make it all white it is washed out and overexposed (see the white reflection on the glass as a white reference)
I agree, it needs a bit of a white bump.
Jon C wrote in post #13081473
Food / Restaurant shots have some special considerations. When you have a glass, it is going to reflect every light source that is in front of it. This means the shape of the reflected image is very important and needs to be given close attention. You might want to look up white line/ black line lighting for glassware. Second, food that is served hot sometimes doesn't look the same if it is cold. It would have been neat to have a backlighted wisp of steam rising from the coffee.
The whole idea is to make the setting look as inviting as possible, and make the viewer wish he were there.
Great advice, thank you. Will do some research.
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