[haslansalam.com] FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY


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haslansalam

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All shots taken with 1000D and EFS 18-200 IS lens. Newbie setup. C&C, help me to improve:

SALAD


SALMON


SIRLOIN STEAK


GRILLED POTATO


FISH & CHIPS
 

eleveninth

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sirloin steak looks damn good. drooling already
 

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Bro, my humble comments:

#1 - You might want to consider increasing the saturation / tweak your colour balance to bring out the reds and the greens. The salad looks 'unfresh' now.

#2 to #5 - Nice, mouth-watering close-up captures. But consider tweaking the white balance abit, currently a bit too 'warm'. Just my feel though.

For #2, might be better without the glass on the right. Seems not here, not there. Either you show it or you don't.

Cheers!
 

haslansalam

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:bsmilie:

Btw except 1st pic, the rest look orangee, is it intentionally to bring out the taste or WB not corrected? Can share , i'm still learning;p
Bro, my humble comments:

#1 - You might want to consider increasing the saturation / tweak your colour balance to bring out the reds and the greens. The salad looks 'unfresh' now.

#2 to #5 - Nice, mouth-watering close-up captures. But consider tweaking the white balance abit, currently a bit too 'warm'. Just my feel though.

For #2, might be better without the glass on the right. Seems not here, not there. Either you show it or you don't.

Cheers!
thanks bro... I was expecting to make the mood of the photos shows with the orangy stuff but after a while, i too find it a little to orangy..
 

tainted

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remember to check your white balance whenever you shoot food. a color cast will be very off putting for most people.
Your lasagna could do with an increased exposure, its somewhat underexposed.
Finally, I don't mean to be too harsh but do clean up the dishes, there's bits of cheese on the dish handle, parsley bits on the plate. It gives off the impression that you are not putting in effort in the presentation of the dishes.
Hope to see some improvements in your next post :)
 

pckoh

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BRUDDDERRR.....Apa macam C&C your photo? Make us hungry only la.

So my C&C will be:

Wrong subject to use for C&C.....

:bsmilie:
 

haslansalam

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just an enquiry. if you have limited studio resources and the only 2 options to shoot food photography will be either

1) during 2pm outdoor using manual mode without flash etc..etc
2) indoor with flash bounch?

which will give a better 'original colour'?
 

Fatah

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Wahrggggggghhhhhh///food food food...

Bro haslan..u want my comment.....can!!

U belanja me 1st ..then i comment can...heheh.
The food looks better in my mouth. heheh.
 

emotic

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just an enquiry. if you have limited studio resources and the only 2 options to shoot food photography will be either

1) during 2pm outdoor using manual mode without flash etc..etc
2) indoor with flash bounch?

which will give a better 'original colour'?
Bro, don't have to be outdoor.
If you have a window at home with nice sunlight streaming in, there's your location.
Use a white card/board to reflect some light to fill-in the shadows.
Otherwise use bounced flash.

Better 'original' colour will depend on your WB.
If needed, shoot in RAW and tweak in DPP.

And, your photos look underexposed.
You might want to increase the exposure and saturation too.
 

tainted

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your next few pictures show some improvement in terms of presentation :)
but you can still do better in exposure and white balance.
Like what emotic has said you do not need studio lighting to shoot.
Rather use sunlight from the window to light your subject and reflectors to fill light for certain areas.
Would you like to share the settings that you've used?
 

haslansalam

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your next few pictures show some improvement in terms of presentation :)
but you can still do better in exposure and white balance.
Like what emotic has said you do not need studio lighting to shoot.
Rather use sunlight from the window to light your subject and reflectors to fill light for certain areas.
Would you like to share the settings that you've used?
hi bro. my soto setting is:

Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 187 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off

lighting : yellow down light

care to advice where can i improve?

thanks
 

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