Food pics c&c

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  1. syphlix

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    Hi there,

    Took these the other day at DiFara's... the acclaimed pizzeria in Brooklyn...

    I can't seem to ever take nice shots of food and i'm not sure why.

    Can i get any comments/critiques/criticism on my shots?

    Thanks!
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    I think the first one needs a bit better focus, the last one a bit of a wider angle. Otherwise, you have me drooling and wanting to call out for pizza tonight. I think that should be the goal of any food photographer - making someone salivate like Pavlov's dogs. So, in that you've succeeded, at least for me.
     
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    I agree with the first photo being slightly out of focus. But overall I think they look great. Maybe taking a photo of a slice of pizza without a bite out of it might help. And possibly messing with the saturation of the colors.

    But overall, great shots.
     
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    I am by no means an expert on food photography, but the best photos of food I've seen have a few common qualities:

    *Good lighting (even and concentrated on the food)
    *A pleasing point of view (too close here IMO and not wide enough)
    *Pleasing bokeh (or just good OOF background)
    *NO PEOPLE :p (takes focus off of the food, which should be the center of attention)

    The second one isn't bad, just the lighting is a bit flat and it's too "in your face" for my liking. The first one could be a bit tighter. Keep trying! :)
     
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    tighter means filling more of the frame?

    the first picture i included Dom bc he's as much a part of the pizza as the pizza is... if that makes any sense... i thought it was cool that the painting of him was behind him as well :p
     
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    It's not a bad "capture the moment" shot. Maybe crop the left side tighter to the man. The hand and magenta purse on the right lower corner is distracting too.
     

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