need food critiques!

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  1. nrois02

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    My old boss needs his whole menu photographed and I have never done food before. He wants it to come off the grill and photograph it where the waiter/waitress's pick it up so the lighting isn't great but I need some help if anyone can give some on what I can do to make these better! He wants them for training purposes but then maybe a couple for the website. so any help would be great!

    here are some I took today just trying a trial run.

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    #1
    white balance a bit yellow.
    distracting shiney reflections

    #2
    touch brighter
    touch whiter
    touch more saturation

    #3
    white balance
    focus slightly more forward

    #4
    white balance
    focus more in forground
    higher DOF
    light more even (not just bright on the sauce)

    #5
    more even light (not just bright on the dipping sauces again.



    overall,
    well setup and composed.
    nice light style but a touch dark and uneven
    focus a bit closer on the forground.
    "im hungry though, so the effect is good haha"
     
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    thanks that helps!
     
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    I think you should make these all more vibrant and colorfull. Looking at these they don't seem too inticing to eat because of the flatness of the images.
     
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    ok would that be a thing to do in ps?
     
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    most of what's been said can be done in PS, except for the focus and DOF bits.
     
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    here, i tried the ones without big focus issues. used dodge to brighten up dark areas and punch up the highlights. then adjusted the colour of ecah part (lettuce meat cheese pepper tomato plate) individually.


    oh man! im sorry, i just realize you have a no edit tag. do you mind if i post them here?
     
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    by all means go for it! i dont mind
     
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    i like your signature btw!
     
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    If you're open to help. I used Lightroom instead of Photoshop, just because Lightroom is more mainstream for photographs than Photoshop.

    This is what I came up with. Most of it can be done with Photoshop. As I only really just enhanced the contrast and adjusted the white balance of it. Obviously since you photographed them you probably know the original colors of them better, but this is just my way of helping a little on how to improve them a bit.
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    that sandwhich looks yummie! I'll give it a shot when I get home tonight see if we can do something with the exposure to brighten it a a bit.
     
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    wow that food looks a lot better! and yeah i just got lr on my comp so im going to play with it. and thanks for all the help! this forum is great! thanks much to everyone for helping!
     

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