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    yums... just the tofu will do.. the rice seems to be killing the composition

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    yums... just the tofu will do.. the rice seems to be killing the composition
    Thanks. I actually didn't want the rice there, but my friend (who wanted me to take the pic for his collection (???)), insisted to have the rice there.

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    Somethings not right with the composition.... not sure what it is. I think maybe should not shoot directly from top.... tilt a bit will add more depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Somethings not right with the composition.... not sure what it is. I think maybe should not shoot directly from top.... tilt a bit will add more depth?
    Point noted with thanks.

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    Sometimes we have to be a little closer to reality, and also keep in mind what human perception is like.

    When you sit down to look at your food, do you see what you've captured here? Human perception.

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    Rotate -90 degree, think it will look better.

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    Reflection & catchlights, thanks for the comments. Appreciate the tips on how to improve.

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    What if tuofu is placed on a plate instead???
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    ndroo,

    from the layout of ur tofu...

    the orientation of this foto to me, is wrong. it should be taken in a portrait format instead of landscape. with the rice placed further behond the tofu and the plate of greens further too. i believe this is Japanese food? if so, the bowl of rice cannot be that messy as they are very peculiar about their rice. besides the messy rice looked as if some hungry man had taken a spoonful of it.

    the angle taken is not good, it made the food look very flat. suggest u bring ur camera lower to the level of the tofu or the bowl, to give it a more 3D feel and look. more like a 45degree instead of shooting-from-the-top which is out-dated.

    it would be good if u can direct some light into the bowl of tofu. it looks dark. the tofu can do with some oil finish. the spring onions should be sprinkled much less generously.

    the photo is too high on contrast. the depth of field can be slightly lesser.

    just my thoughts! hohoho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    ndroo,

    from the layout of ur tofu...

    the orientation of this foto to me, is wrong. it should be taken in a portrait format instead of landscape. with the rice placed further behond the tofu and the plate of greens further too. i believe this is Japanese food? if so, the bowl of rice cannot be that messy as they are very peculiar about their rice. besides the messy rice looked as if some hungry man had taken a spoonful of it.

    the angle taken is not good, it made the food look very flat. suggest u bring ur camera lower to the level of the tofu or the bowl, to give it a more 3D feel and look. more like a 45degree instead of shooting-from-the-top which is out-dated.

    it would be good if u can direct some light into the bowl of tofu. it looks dark. the tofu can do with some oil finish. the spring onions should be sprinkled much less generously.

    the photo is too high on contrast. the depth of field can be slightly lesser.

    just my thoughts! hohoho!
    Yo hong2. Those are some great tips. Appreciate it. Shot this when I was at a friend's place for dinner. Hmmm gotta call him now ... make him cook for me again. Wanna come along?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo
    Yo hong2. Those are some great tips. Appreciate it. Shot this when I was at a friend's place for dinner. Hmmm gotta call him now ... make him cook for me again. Wanna come along?

    Cheers
    we'll meet up soon enuff with ah mao and vonz!
    most prob next week when u're around for a meal!!

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    go to any of the fuji lab and pick up June issue of Asian Photography (it's free) - a good write up and contribution of food photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Rotate -90 degree, think it will look better.
    very good suggestion, with that the picture looks much more balanced

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    Andrew! I think you rotated it vertically will look better!

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    Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong with the composition. It would look kinda boring if you'd removed the ricebowl, especially since the clipped ricebowl as well as the clipped tofu bowl seems to infer to just a part of the meal, or infinity. It's something like rugs, where designs usually don't end up in its whole at the edge; rather it's clipped right at the edge to induce the feeling that its not the end.

    The things that are irritating to me though are really minor aspects. (1) The light green spring onion on the top left hand corner seems like a stray element. (2) The stray sesame seeds on the rice. Cluster of sesame seed is nice, loose seeds ain't.

    Anyway, I feel that this is a superb picture.

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    Everyone, thanks for the comments. Will look into the rotate version.

    Quote Originally Posted by jopel
    go to any of the fuji lab and pick up June issue of Asian Photography (it's free) - a good write up and contribution of food photography.
    THanks. Will go grab a copy.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cheat
    Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong with the composition. It would look kinda boring if you'd removed the ricebowl, especially since the clipped ricebowl as well as the clipped tofu bowl seems to infer to just a part of the meal, or infinity. It's something like rugs, where designs usually don't end up in its whole at the edge; rather it's clipped right at the edge to induce the feeling that its not the end.

    The things that are irritating to me though are really minor aspects. (1) The light green spring onion on the top left hand corner seems like a stray element. (2) The stray sesame seeds on the rice. Cluster of sesame seed is nice, loose seeds ain't.

    Anyway, I feel that this is a superb picture.
    Thanks. Hmmm ... i didn't notice the 'stray onion'. *slap myself*


    Again, thanks for the helpful comments.

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    Don't know much about food photography myself. I took some photos of SIAs inflight food for the inhouse magazine but hated the results as the food looked artificial.
    But your toufu looked good enough to eat so, composition and lighting aside, I guess you scored on one point and that is it looked like real food. But what do I know?

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