[derrickder] Yummy Yummy Yum Series


bonrya

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I'm curious.. What lens are you using for this? I don't suppose it's a macro lens of any kind?

Very nice composition though! I can see the duck rice on a billboard or poster. :)

Thanks for sharing! :hungry: hehe
 

derrickder

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I'm curious.. What lens are you using for this? I don't suppose it's a macro lens of any kind?

Very nice composition though! I can see the duck rice on a billboard or poster. :)

Thanks for sharing! :hungry: hehe
Hi, thank you for your comments. I am using a 50mm f1.8 lens shot wide open (that's just my style) for the all the pictures except the sunflower seeds one, which was shot on an Olympus 14-42mm Kit lens.
 

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Good shot.

Just my 20cent and my personal point of view towards those picture.

You should put the fishball from the soup, and put it in the bowl where the noodle is.
Don't put anywhere, but put it till it form a smile.

You should take away the chipped sunflower seed away from the picture. It spoil the picture.

As for the salmon pepper rice, you should 'bluff' viewer that there are alot of salmon in it. Take the salmon from the back of the rice and place it 'in front' of the rice, showing us that there are alot of salmon in it, though its a lie. That would make

And for your Chargrill Chicken, put a can/cup of drink at it background. its background feels empty.

Cheers :D
 

derrickder

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Good shot.

Just my 20cent and my personal point of view towards those picture.

You should put the fishball from the soup, and put it in the bowl where the noodle is.
Don't put anywhere, but put it till it form a smile.

You should take away the chipped sunflower seed away from the picture. It spoil the picture.

As for the salmon pepper rice, you should 'bluff' viewer that there are alot of salmon in it. Take the salmon from the back of the rice and place it 'in front' of the rice, showing us that there are alot of salmon in it, though its a lie. That would make

And for your Chargrill Chicken, put a can/cup of drink at it background. its background feels empty.

Cheers :D
Haha, thanks for your comments. I am not a photographer for their menu so I don't really care about the decoration of the food item. :cool:
 

candycaine

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Haha, thanks for your comments. I am not a photographer for their menu so I don't really care about the decoration of the food item. :cool:
Your photos are at most decent- but I don't like this comment.

Just because you are not a photographer for a menu does not mean you can shun the responsibility of taking care of attaining a good, clean and/or well presented composition. I thought the comments made were pretty valid given that as a food photographer, you are trying to bring out the best in each dish to show the viewer and hence strategic rearrangement of the dish would be a valid point for consideration and if you want to get serious then you ought to start caring.

Have a nice day. :)
 

derrickder

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candycaine said:
Your photos are at most decent- but I don't like this comment.

Just because you are not a photographer for a menu does not mean you can shun the responsibility of taking care of attaining a good, clean and/or well presented composition. I thought the comments made were pretty valid given that as a food photographer, you are trying to bring out the best in each dish to show the viewer and hence strategic rearrangement of the dish would be a valid point for consideration and if you want to get serious then you ought to start caring.

Have a nice day. :)
Well I did compose to what I feel is most appropriate to showcasing the food item but some compositions do not work for everybody.

Moreover, to the comment made, it is rather unnecessary to bring out explicit details in the food items to justify a perfect shot. In any case, while I respect the need for a good composition, it should be good enough for most photographers' eyes.

Perhaps though, my comments were slightly overboard saying I don't really care about the food decor but I what actually meant was I don't pay too much attention to creating an artfully posed/arranged photograph of a food item ;)

Cheers.
 

candycaine

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Well I did compose to what I feel is most appropriate to showcasing the food item but some compositions do not work for everybody.

Moreover, to the comment made, it is rather unnecessary to bring out explicit details in the food items to justify a perfect shot. In any case, while I respect the need for a good composition, it should be good enough for most photographers' eyes.

Perhaps though, my comments were slightly overboard saying I don't really care about the food decor but I what actually meant was I don't pay too much attention to creating an artfully posed/arranged photograph of a food item ;)

Cheers.

Okay, so you don't pay too much attention in creating an artfully posted photograph- but you still ought to pay attention to the intricate details in what you are shooting. True, you do not have to bring out explicit details for the photo to be considered good. But if you ignore the little things like you seem to be insinuating, then that might just break your photographs.

For example, the half broken chocolate in the chocolate sunflower seeds photograph- it does not add to the photo in the form of "artfully breaking the patterns" or any thing- in fact, it takes away from your photo, in that the photo appears compositionally okay but sloppily executed. Simple things like taking away that broken piece of chocolate- don't you think that will make your photo better?

In that way, I think you've got it wrong. Nobody is asking you to "artfully" arrange. But given that as a food photographer, you should be aiming to depict the food item at its finest, you should start considering these small details and not dismiss them too quickly.

Have a nice day.
 

derrickder

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candycaine said:
Okay, so you don't pay too much attention in creating an artfully posted photograph- but you still ought to pay attention to the intricate details in what you are shooting. True, you do not have to bring out explicit details for the photo to be considered good. But if you ignore the little things like you seem to be insinuating, then that might just break your photographs.

For example, the half broken chocolate in the chocolate sunflower seeds photograph- it does not add to the photo in the form of "artfully breaking the patterns" or any thing- in fact, it takes away from your photo, in that the photo appears compositionally okay but sloppily executed. Simple things like taking away that broken piece of chocolate- don't you think that will make your photo better?

In that way, I think you've got it wrong. Nobody is asking you to "artfully" arrange. But given that as a food photographer, you should be aiming to depict the food item at its finest, you should start considering these small details and not dismiss them too quickly.

Have a nice day.
Okay thanks for your feedback will note ;) anyway I am 17 like you so I am not really good at it yet so I'll take your comment as a learning point.

Have a nice day too.
 

candycaine

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Okay thanks for your feedback will note ;) anyway I am 17 like you so I am not really good at it yet so I'll take your comment as a learning point.

Have a nice day too.
I'm not 17 anymore :bsmilie:

But I hope you know that I'm not attacking you or anything. I just find it ridiculous for you to say that you "don't care about decoration" etc, since I think photographers always should strive for perfection as long as it's within their control, and not be sloppy about it.

Age is not an excuse to be half-hearted- and anyway there are much older people that shoot photos that are crap- cos even though I'm not as senior in terms of age as others, I believe that if you want to do something, you should either do it to the best of your ability. Otherwise, don't waste your time.

Looking out for small details is something well within your ability, as can be seen from some of your photos on your flickr.

Have a nice day :)
 

ch4ngs7er

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I think photographers always should strive for perfection as long as it's within their control, and not be sloppy about it.

Age is not an excuse to be half-hearted- and anyway there are much older people that shoot photos that are crap- cos even though I'm not as senior in terms of age as others, I believe that if you want to do something, you should either do it to the best of your ability. Otherwise, don't waste your time.
Nicely said. When there is effort put in, there will be improvement.

Btw derrick, ur shots are well taken. But sometimes u might want to take note of the details that should be captured sharp in order to make the picture stands out.
Good job and keep it up! :thumbsup:
 

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