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    Its blown off..my eyes hurts when looking at the rice..
    while u cant accept the fact and further ask everyone to tune our brightness down to suit this pic?

    try printing on a paper and look at it again..

    its really too overexposed...
    sorry not being mean or sarcastic..but its a fact that i see...and i believe not just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChef View Post
    The rice already looks moist enough. Maybe he prefers some char siew sauce on top.
    Hmm...I have one shot with curry sauce on. I will post it soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by pikapig View Post
    Its blown off..my eyes hurts when looking at the rice..
    while u cant accept the fact and further ask everyone to tune our brightness down to suit this pic?

    try printing on a paper and look at it again..

    its really too overexposed...
    sorry not being mean or sarcastic..but its a fact that i see...and i believe not just me.
    Sure, I will try printing them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
    If you eyes hurt, maybe you can put on sunglasses:

    that's a good one


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    Yes, the plate and rice can be distinguished from the background, but not without difficulty.

    Your post mentioned that comments are welcomed, but honestly, your responses doesn't really reflect that.

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    no problem on my weekly calibrated screen

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    I love to cook and I do a lot of experimental cooking and I love to see how food are taken in magazines or books. I must admit that I do not take nice food photos myself.

    But seriously, I got the same thoughts as the rest. Though the color balance is nice, but I think it lacks some punch. This dish doesn't look "juicy" or delicious to me. It looks cold to me, like being on the table for a long time before it was shot. Maybe it is because there are too much white in there. Usually when you want to take food like white rice, you choose a different tone of color plate to highlight the food on it. Now to me, the plate and the chicken is the only highlight, and the "complimentary" stuffs on it.

    Try adjusting the positions of the items and you will be surprised with the different results.

    Oh yes the chicken, it looks dry to me too. I saw on TV once about how food photographer take photos of food. Tweaks have to be done to make it smoke/juicy by adding some "stuffs" on them.
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    Weird lei..there u r asking for comments but putting up really defensive replies on comments received...not just mine, but throughout..insisting details can be seen..
    i am looking thru 3 different screens and i still see over exposed on my screen..now come to think of it..maybe u r wearing color glasses that makes u see..

    ask everyone to tune our brightness down to suits ur camera..and wear sunglasses...ermm makes no sense...u might as well ask for good comments onli..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Yes, the plate and rice can be distinguished from the background, but not without difficulty.

    Your post mentioned that comments are welcomed, but honestly, your responses doesn't really reflect that.

    Excellent observation Ahbian.
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    Well, there is a mix opinion here...some says the details are there, another group says its over exposed. Maybe some of us have a better 'eye' with higher dynamic range

    I guess it is not right to comment that I do not accept comment and acted defensively. Go through the thread again, I have accepted comment from 'TheChef' and I would also like to find out how to make the rice look moist (as commented)... Also, the comment from 'yokechye' is what I just needed. I will research to find out how to make the meat more juicy.

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    Default Re: Chicken Cutlet Rice

    Overexposed but looks yummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hetfieldpaul View Post
    Overexposed but looks yummy
    Thank you. Glad that it looks yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
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    why no steam or sizzling oil?

    looks abit plasticy.
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    ya i think you should make some steam from the food too.
    ok take a look at this http://www.foodportfolio.com/blog/fo...phy/steam.html
    I think you should not restrict yourself to white background. background is also important
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
    Thank you. Glad that it looks yummy.

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    saw these with my 24" calibrated IPS monitor vs now using a TN Monitor. I can say, an IPS panel still can barely see the grains, but a TN panel totally see a blend of white background with white rice into 1. You may say you are using state of the art monitor that can separate the whites, but do note, in printing, the gamut may even be lower than that of a calibrated TN panel, depending on which printer you used and the calibration done.

    The rest have filled in more or less what is needed to be adviced, to accept is up to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
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    very dead looking. the rice will probably look better on lower right than rear making a space in the back and causing you a lack of space in front. The rotation also does not work here. The sauce is too filled up, should not fill to the brim. give a bit of allowances there for a sense of depth. the egg seem to be uncomfortable there, making me feel uncomfortable looking at it. The meat seem to be overcooked, nice for ppl who like well done, but not those who like it fresh. Last of all, a hot plate need to look hot, your pic is cold.
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    on the monitor "brightness" issue, are the pics going to be only web-based, or will they be printed out?

    If they are going to be printed out, then the final hardcopy printout will be the best gauge as to whether the rice grains are blown out or not.

    If they are for online/web usage, then a large majority of users (or at least those who do not have the luxury of using high-end calibrated screens) will likely see the grains as blown.

    Present your output for the (majority of the) intended audience. If you're a newspaper photojournalist, colour accuracy and noise/grain control might be the least of your worries. If you are making a nice glossy coffeetable cookbook, then your primary concern should be getting the colour and details reproduced onto the printed page as accurately as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunas View Post
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    If I see this picture in a restaurant on a menu, I will not order it. Actually looking at it makes me lose appetite. The meat looks dry and cold. It seems to be a little overcooked also (blackened). The sauce do not look juicy, like it is too watery and just sitting there. And the condiments on a hot plate, just makes the hot plate look cold, like it is there for show only. The egg toppling over do not look right to me.

    Sorry. if I sound harsh. I am just being honest here.

    As for the Tonkatsu rice, I would have preferred a better background. Too much white hurts my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    If I see this picture in a restaurant on a menu, I will not order it. Actually looking at it makes me lose appetite. The meat looks dry and cold. It seems to be a little overcooked also (blackened). The sauce do not look juicy, like it is too watery and just sitting there. And the condiments on a hot plate, just makes the hot plate look cold, like it is there for show only. The egg toppling over do not look right to me.

    Sorry. if I sound harsh. I am just being honest here.

    As for the Tonkatsu rice, I would have preferred a better background. Too much white hurts my eye.
    just to add on,
    as what i have suggested in the previous comment, background is important. food is not a product shot. even though it is a "product" practically, food is still something that should make people's mouth water.

    What is your theme of this shot? did you ever consider having a country table and some country theme background for this dish? if yes, you should make some effort to get the theme right instead of just white, white and more white. frankly, white background is one of the most boring stuff at situation like this. dun worry about cluttering background theme. the thing you should remember is to set a mood; to bring the viewer into the scene and imagining the melting effect of the food in their mouth, the kind of things people will want anticipate.

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