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Feb 09, 2018 01:24 |  #1

Yes? No? Maybe?


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Feb 09, 2018 03:04 |  #2

Sandwich looks ok but I don't care for the wood table and background. They don't look attractive.


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Feb 09, 2018 03:44 |  #3

Thanks. Not that crazy about it either, but it was dictated by VP of Marketing and VP of Ops.




  
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Feb 09, 2018 05:20 |  #4

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Thanks. Not that crazy about it either, but it was dictated by VP of Marketing and VP of Ops.


Then you need new VP's. If this were a menu picture I wouldn't order it as it looks terrible.

Food should always be on some type of plate. Pictured like this, it does not look appetizing.


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Feb 09, 2018 05:49 |  #5

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Thanks. Not that crazy about it either, but it was dictated by VP of Marketing and VP of Ops.


Then you need new VP's. If this were a menu picture I wouldn't order it as it looks terrible.

Food should always be on some type of plate. Pictured like this, it does not look appetizing.

Yes, an attractive plate would look much nicer.


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Feb 09, 2018 08:35 |  #6

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I like the extra warmth of #2.


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Feb 09, 2018 08:42 |  #7

Really not much I like about it.

The bacon is very dark, and the rest of the front of the sandwich needs more light too. Backlit isn't doing the trick. The bread is cut too cleanly, it should show some crumbs. The white line at the top is very distracting. Along with a plate, or even a wax paper wrap, some other garnish would be nice.

The cheese, bacon and egg placement looks good, that's a strong start.

Might consider cutting the sandwich in half which would show the crumb of the bread.


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Feb 09, 2018 08:49 |  #8

I like the 2nd one better, and I feel it needs just a smidge more frontal lighting.

I think it looks as good as any I found through google images. Just add the lighting , maybe slightly angle it away a bit , and it would look good on an LCD screen, which always are brighter in a restaurant than they need to be.

I do agree about the plate, I don't like pics of food just sitting on cutting boards or counters, unless they are fruits and vegetables. Just a personal thing. Perhaps go through Google images where food is on plates with the folks making the decision to see if you can sway them. Perhaps a mug of coffee or OJ just OOF in the background too? It can be a subconscious marketing tool for selling drinks. :)


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Feb 09, 2018 09:07 |  #9

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if you crop out the white horizontal top bit,
increase the exposure by say 1/2 a stop to brighten the remaining image
when you re-Post I think it would be more acceptable.


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Feb 09, 2018 10:59 |  #10

As previous commenters said, it needs more light from the front or at an angle partly from the front and above.

The sandwich seems to be sitting right on a table (edge of wood is curved). This placement is unappealing for reasons of hygiene. Behind that, the scene almost looks outdoorsy, but with no features except a vague horizon.

The cheese looks congealed and old. It had too long to cool off and dry out after melting.


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Feb 09, 2018 12:50 |  #11

I try to light like it's in natural light, I would start by increasing the the power on the background or simply use natural light. Propping is important on food shots and try to tell a story so people can relate to the subject. Lastly, a Food Stylist would do wonders for the shot. I'll include an image to illustrate my comments.


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Feb 18, 2018 00:48 |  #12

Then you need new VP's. If this were a menu picture I wouldn't order it as it looks terrible.

Food should always be on some type of plate. Pictured like this, it does not look appetizing.

The bread is cut too cleanly, it should show some crumbs. The white line at the top is very distracting. Along with a plate, or even a wax paper wrap, some other garnish would be nice.

Might consider cutting the sandwich in half which would show the crumb of the bread.

The cheese looks congealed and old. It had too long to cool off and dry out after melting.

simply use natural light. Propping is important on food shots and try to tell a story so people can relate to the subject. Lastly, a Food Stylist would do wonders for the shot.

Thanks for offering these specific helpful comments. While the quoted comments make sense, they were just not achievable for reasons beyond my control. Sometimes you are hired and are presented with restrictions dictated by the client due to their time, budget, food hold time, lack of being able to extensively plan, etc. This was one of several shots that we were cranking out, set up in one of the back dining rooms. Trying my best to get clean, well lit images. Here is the final edit, lightening the bacon, etc, plus a couple more.
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