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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    New bakery opening specializing in fancy cakes and pastries
    One suggested frame for large poster in shop.
    Plan is to put text in upper and lower right

    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D200
    Image Date: 2007:06:23 12:50:31
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100)
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO equiv: 200
    White Balance: Manual
    Light Source: Incandescent
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)



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    I like the mixture of colors showing the different flavors of frosting.....

    A second shooting without some of the mess might do it.
     
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    Sorry dude, it just doesn't do it for me. It doesn't make me want to go into the bakery whatsoever, you know? The icing doesn't look appetizing, the saran wrap and napkin/paper towel just make it look messy (plus adding text over it will make for a very, very busy image).
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    thanks
    yes, a simpler, cleaner look is called for.

    This was done on the run, while the pastry chef was doing the decorating of actual cakes.

    If they like the setup idea, we'll go back and do this up in a more formal way.
     
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    Great idea, bad execution...
     
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    I do like the concept here but the black dots in the upper left hand corner, when I first looked at them, I thought they were ants. Even if they are not ants, I would not want anything that looked like bugs in a bakery ad.
     
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    Customers are interested in seeing the product, not the process. While your image is interesting and well composed, it isn't what you need as a subject for the ad. You need some finished products. You can photograph them as creatively as you like but the subject should be what the bakery produces, not how it produces it.

    I like the photograph by itself. Actually, I like it a lot. But I wouldn't use it for an ad for a bakery.
     
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    I agree. BUT... even though the thread title says "advertisement," I think this may be on track for the wall poster.

    I agree too that when you do shoot it, make it cleaner... simpler. Shoot some vertical too.

    Anytime a photo is printed larger than life, it becomes more interesting yet.
    That's MY motto... if I can't make it good, I make it really big.

    Good luck!

    Pete
     
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    I agree about re shooting and cleaning up the shot. My idea would be taking this concept of the frosting and using a new artists palette, so it looks like paint. Framed vertically
     
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    If I saw that picture in a bakery, I'd probably never go to it again. I think you should retake the shot or just tell them your camera broke. (Sorry to be so harsh but its the truth.)
     
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    So koda..... what would you change for the re-shoot?

    Pete
     
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    I think that it's just messy is all. People are so sanitary these days, and half of them are very type-A. They want to see their food being prepared in a pristine kitchen, with shiny, sparkling clean things, like you could eat off the floor. It needs more of an austere look to it, even if it's a down-home kinda bakery.
     

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