bobbyz wrote in post #19019924
^^ A few things (in my opinion), wish there was less sauce on the steak, like just in the center. The salad on the left could use some more fill. And what I learned recently after shooting glass of red wine is that it looks much darker in the images. So maybe dilute it. I am just a total rookie, you guys/gals all have much better pictures and I am always learning from you all.
So when shooting at a restaurant, for pay, sometimes you have no control on how things are prepared or sauced. (read the post at the top of page 400 and the discussion that follows this was for the same client) I feel my job is to push them in a better direction when possible but also do what they want, they are the customer. Just like when a restaurant customer asks for a well done stake, the chef can't freak out and refuse to cook it. In this case the plates were the plates, I did a few little things but Chef was there the whole time making sure I did not ruin his food.
The wine was a merlot diluted 50% with water. In this was I put it opposite the light and I also darkened everything except for the food on the plate in this shot. The food is dark so I did not want more distractions. I have a different issue in that the water is too sparkly.