First time doing food photography C&C please

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by shortpballer, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. shortpballer

    shortpballer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    San Diego
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hey got asked to do some food photography for a local restaurant. Let me know what you think. Critiques are very welcome :)
    1.
    [​IMG]
    2.
    [​IMG]
    3.
    [​IMG]
    4.
    [​IMG]
    5.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. ignite-me

    ignite-me TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hell
    those food just look delicious for me! now you can go advertise for the restaurant :lol:
     
  3. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,694
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    NYC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    thanks! :(
    Now I'm hungry :D
     
  4. RancerDS

    RancerDS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wagoner, OK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    They are all excellent shots, some of which should be pictured in their menu. Will also add that I could eat #1 through #3 and still be hungry after finishing. :/
     
  5. shortpballer

    shortpballer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    664
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    San Diego
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    No one wants to drink all of number 5? LOL well they are supposed to pay me for the pictures. Just need to negotiate price. Just not sure exactly how much I should ask. We had previously talked something around 300-500. What do you guys think. I did about 5 or 6 more dishes as well.

    Eric
     
  6. SomeBoy

    SomeBoy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The 3th photo was done very cool, that food also looks delicious. :D
    All your photos look good.
     
  7. Goontz

    Goontz TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Austin/Houston, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Decent shots, but why post in 2 different places? :er:
     
  8. Nikkor

    Nikkor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I liked all the food but the drink shot was a little too bland for me. It just seemed like it needed a little more color than the lemons and limes. But WHOA BUDDY that food looked amazing! What's your light source?
     
  9. mJs

    mJs TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think they're great shots... with the 2 salad photos especially though, a little bit more saturation and sharpening might just make them 'pop' a bit more... may add to the freshness. Just to help the greens and reds stand out a bit more.
     
  10. Pugs

    Pugs TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The compositions (except #2) are all interesting and the exposures look good. Add to that the tack sharp focus, and you've done very well! In number one, a deeper depth of field might've been beneficial.

    I agree with WeddingPhotographer that #5 is a little... drab. Maybe saturating the lemons and limes a bit would help.

    As for #2, it's purely a personal thing for me. The whole tilted framing thing just drives me up the wall... There has to be a couple photos in that style that I've liked, but I can't for the life of me think of a single one. So... it's a personal bias and not necessarily a commentary on your photography (which I think is very good here!).
     
  11. PhotoVerve

    PhotoVerve TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Personally, I think with food photography it is very important to photography a scene, if that makes any sense. Set up your backgrounds with a nicely set table, flowers, whatever. Paint a picture of the atmosphere surrounding the food, too, as opposed to just the food. Black is just way too drab, in my opinion.

    This blog has amazing food photography: Evan's Kitchen Ramblings
     
  12. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think 1,3 and 4 are well executed. Showing only partial serving dish is good technique for food photos, as you dont want this being the focus on your picture

    I find the slant in 2 is a bit too much. I quickly got the impression that the dessert was falling off the plate. The idea to slant is fine, its just a bit too much IMO.

    I dont like 5. Its a decent shot, but I find there is a lack of light and maybe contrast in the image. I also find there is too much in the image... the glasses, the vodka, the water, the fruit... I'm also not sure what the shot will be used for. If its for the cover of their drink menu, then it definatly needs to be punched to have it pop out more. There is too much dead space on top (unless you left that for text?) and the symetry is also off some as the glass with the red liquid is not nicely centered behind the fruit ring. If you could get more light in back of the products, that might help, as would a better composition.
     

Share This Page